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Health Related Institutions Receive Accreditations

August 6, 2018 | TTU Health Sciences Center & TTUHSC El Paso

After five years as a standalone institution, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has been granted accreditation with commendation, the highest-level designation possible, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

As the accrediting body for institutions of higher education across the Southern U.S., SACSCOC affirms that its accredited institutions have “a purpose appropriate to higher education and… resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose.” In addition to setting high standards for programs of higher education—which determines eligibility for Title IV, or financial aid funds—the commission also works to influence legislation that impacts the work of its member institutions.

The TTUHSC Masters of Public Health (MPH) program in the Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health also received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. Operating on the Lubbock and Abilene campuses, this marks the beginning of the department’s expansion to a comprehensive, graduate degree-issuing school, pending formal Board establishment.