2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog


Accreditations provide evidence of TCU's high educational standards. Throughout the higher education system, numerous examining bodies—boards, agencies and commissions—attest annually the credibility of a university's education program. These bodies review and assess the worth of an institution's offerings.

Texas Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas Christian University 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 the SACSCOC's website

The institution's membership in numerous academic societies provides further evidence of high standards. Of particular note are Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious academic society in the liberal arts, approved TCU for membership in 1970. TCU is also approved for a chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Society of North America.

Program-Related Accreditation and Membership

TCU schools, colleges, programs and departments are accredited by discipline specific bodies.

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, (Department of Engineering)

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Department of Journalism)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (DNP)

American Chemical Society (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Davies School of Sciences and Disorders)

Association of American College and Universities

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (Neeley School of Business and  Department of Accounting)

Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

Association of Texas Graduate Schools

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education  (Athletic Training Program)

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Didactic Program in Dietetics and Department of Nutritional Sciences)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Nursing)

Conference of Southern Graduate Schools

Council of Graduate Schools

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Department of Design)

Council on Accreditation American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (School of Nurse Anesthesia)

Council on Social Work Education (Department of Social Work)

Graduate Management Admissions Council

Liaison Committee on Medical Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (Starpoint School)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (Department of Design)

National Association of Schools of Dance (School for Classical and Contemporary Dance)

National Association of Schools of Music (School of Music)

Southern Association of Independent Schools (Starpoint School)

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (Nursing)

Texas Education Agency (College of Education)