EMS proudly congratulates our friends at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) on their major achievement!
Via Tech View:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has been granted accreditation with commendation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the highest-level designation possible.
Independent accreditation by SACSCOC is a milestone in TTUHSC El Paso’s five-year history as a stand-alone institution. Formerly, TTUHSC El Paso was covered as an affiliate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, Texas.
“Receiving commendation from SACSCOC speaks not only to the rigor of our programs, caliber of our resources, and strength of our organization, but also to the excellence of our people,” said TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A. “We could not have done this without our tremendous students, faculty and staff.”
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.