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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statement of Accreditation

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso 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 (

Accrediting Organizations

TTUHSC El Paso and its programs are accredited by multiple accrediting agencies, including the following U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting organizations.

Organization Description Accredited Date Last Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. The commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. 2013 2018
The Commission on Dental Accredditation (CODA) CODA is a nationally recognized agency for programmatic accreditation of dental and allied dental education programs at the post-secondary level. 2020 2020
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards. 2008 2018
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. 2018 2018

TTUHSC El Paso Accreditors Not Recognized by U.S. Department of Education include:

Organization Description Accredited Date Last Review Date
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. 2015 under TTUHSC 2015 under TTUHSC
AAGL (formerly known as the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) The AAGL is the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide. 2013 2015
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans. 2011 2021
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) SSH serves a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare. SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. 2012 2017
The Joint Commission An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. 2015 2021