December 4-7, 2021: SACSCOC Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. 

December 19, 2021: Deadline to submit substantive changes to be implemented July 1, 20022 through December 31, 2022, requiring approval by the Executive council of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees


Location: Killam Library 327
Phone: 956.326.2322




The goal of accreditation is to ensure that institutions of higher education provide a quality education. Accreditation provides an important recognition that an institution maintains standards required for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning and to achieve credentials for professional practice. Universities must be accredited in order to receive certain federal and state funds. Federal financial aid is only available to eligible students at accredited institutions.

SACSCOC Regional Accreditation


Texas A&M International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M International University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges’ Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

To gain or maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its Principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit).

SACSCOC works to ensure that member institutions maintain appropriate grievance procedures and standards of procedural fairness and that the procedures are applied appropriately and consistently. To file a complaint please submit a Complaint Form.

To learn more about SACSCOC, visit SACSCOC Website.  

To learn more about TAMIU Compliance with SACSCOC, click here

Institutional Professional Accreditation

SACSCOC requires that, "The institution (a) represents itself accurately to all U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agencies with which it holds accreditation and (b) informs those agencies of any change of accreditation status, including the imposition of public sanctions." (14.4 Representation to other agencies).

The following colleges and programs also hold accreditation from external accrediting bodies:

Business Administration

A.R. Sanchez School of Business | Association to Advance Collegiate Schools ( AACSB) | National | Accredited | Since 2002

Arts and Sciences

Master of Public Administration | National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration ( NASPAA) | National | Accredited | Since 2013

Systems Engineering  (BS) |   Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ( ABET) | National | Accredited


College of Education | Texas Education Agency | State | Accredited

Nursing and Health Sciences

College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing | Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ( ACEN) | National | Accredited | Since 2007

Substantive Changes

Substantive change is a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution. Texas A&M International University complies with the policy statement on Substantive Change for Accredited institutions of the Commission on Colleges.

To learn more about Substantive Change at TAMIU, go to  Substantive Change.

To learn more about SACSCOC Substantive Change policy, go to  SACSCOC's Substantive Change Policy

Planning a New Program at TAMIU

When planning a new program at TAMIU our office will need certain documentation to help submit your prospectus to SACSCOC. 

What do we need? 

 TAMIU SACSCOC Prospectus Form


Fifth-Year Report: 2021

Fifth Year Leadership Standards
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Using AEFIS for 5th Year Reports

TAMIU Programs Available

Our University programs are approved by TAMIU University Curriculum Committee, Texas A&M University System, The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and SACSCOC

This is the current list of programs available to Texas A&M International Students.

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(Last Updated 5/27/2020)