Texas Wesleyan's SACSCOC accreditation reaffirmed
Texas Wesleyan’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has been officially reaffirmed for another 10-year period.
"This is a great accomplishment for the University and a great source of pride," President Frederick G. Slabach, said. "Thank you to all involved for your hard work and dedication to this process."
SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states and is the highest possible accreditation for the University.
What it Means
Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the University:
- Engages in the best practices of higher education
- Has a mission appropriate to higher education
- Has the resources, programs, and services to accomplish and sustain that mission
- Maintains clear educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers
- Is successful in achieving its stated objectives
The accreditation also means that students who attend the university are eligible to receive federal financial aid. Financial aid, which includes federal financial aid, grants, scholarships and loans, helps fill the gap between what students and families can afford to pay for college and actual costs. Last year, Texas Wesleyan awarded a total of $53 million in financial aid and the average amount of total aid offered to each new student was $18,000.
As part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process, the University submitted a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which supports the University’s mission to develop engaging educators who emphasize critical thinking and analytical reasoning to help students thrive in the classroom and beyond.
SACSCOC requires a five-year interim report on the development and implementation of the QEP before the next 10-year review.