The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas-Pan American.

In addition, individual programs at UTPA are accredited by the:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC)
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


The University of Texas-Pan American is a member of the:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities


Updated on May 2, 2014