According to the U.S. Department of Education, "Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains standards requisite for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies are organizations that establish operating standards for educational or professional institutions and programs, determine the extent to which the standards are met, and publicly announce their findings."
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate degrees and Certificates of Completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas State Technical College.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Texas State Technical College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard related to accreditation. Normal inquiries about TSTC, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Texas State Technical College and not to the Commission's office.