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Institutional Accreditation

  • Angelo State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Angelo State University.

    Note: The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Angelo State University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Angelo State University and not to the Commission’s office.

Standards of Accreditation

Angelo State University maintains institutional accreditation through the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission’s mission is “the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region, and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students” (from the SACS-COC website).

  • The SACS-COC website provides an overview of guidelines and resources.
  • Within the website, the Principles of Accreditation outline the standards by which members are reviewed in accordance with the SACS-COC mission.

Reaffirmation

SACS-COC requires that each member institution reaffirm its accreditation every 10 years. ASU completed its decennial review in 2012–13.

ASU submitted its compliance certification, jointly authored by a committee of faculty and administrators, for off-site review in September 2012.

ASU submitted its Focused Report in response to Off-Site Committee’s Preliminary findings as well as its Quality Enhancement Plan in February 2013.

The SACSCOC On-site Review Committee visited ASU’s campus March 19–21, 2013. The findings of this visiting committee represent a preliminary assessment of the institution at this time; final action on the report rests with the Commission on Colleges. A copy of the entire report can be obtained from the institution.

Angelo State University has earned reaffirmation with no recommendations for improvement for its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) following the December annual meeting of the accrediting body’s board of trustees.  Click to view entire press release

Accreditation Liaison

Crystal Braden, M.S.
Director of Accountability
crystal.braden@angelo.edu