Accreditation


The Office of Research and Reporting provides support for the College's accreditation review processes.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process by which U.S. institutions of higher education undergo a peer review to assess and certify educational excellence. It is also a status held by institutions that meet a rigorous set of common quality standards established by an accrediting body.

Who is NCTC Accredited by?

North Central Texas College (NCTC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees and Certificates of Completion.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

Or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NCTC.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education. The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values: integrity; continuous quality improvement; peer review and self-regulation; accountability; student learning; and transparency.

Accrediting Standards

The College is currently preparing for its 2021 regional reaffirmation, including a Self-Study and a visit from external evaluators.