(The following information was adapted from the SACSCOC website.)
In accordance with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Policy regarding Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies, UTSA keeps track of all of its discipline-specific programs that are accredited by agencies other than the SACSCOC. It is important that UTSA tracks this information because the SACSCOC does not grant reaffirmation to an institution if the Commission knows, or has reason to know, that the institution is on probation or is subject of a pending or final action by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recognized agency to suspend, revoke or deny accreditation or candidacy.
UTSA’s Specialized Accreditation List is broken out by DOE recognized and non-DOE recognized agencies and then by college and program. It also lists when the program was last reviewed and whether the program has been sanctioned or is on probation by its accrediting agency.
Additionally, in accordance with the same SACSCOC policy listed above, it is UTSA’s responsibility to describe itself in identical terms to each accrediting agency with regard to purpose, governance, programs, degree, diplomas, certificates, personnel, finances, and constituents. When asked by an accrediting agency to provide an overall description of UTSA in any report for an accrediting agency, use the following description to ensure uniformity in our description across agencies.
“The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a public urban serving university specializing in health, cybersecurity, energy, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world.”