The Office of Accreditation and Quality Assurance exists to help LETU fulfill its mission through maintaining compliance with accreditation standards and assisting in developing innovative assessment practices leading to continuous improvement throughout the institution. 

Purpose of Accreditation

Accreditation is the recognition of a voluntary quality assurance process, through which colleges and universities strive to deliver a quality product (degree) and continue to grow and improve over time. Every few years, an institution must provide evidence of their continued efforts in these areas to have their accreditation reaffirmed.

LeTourneau University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1970. The Commission is led by a governing board comprised of presidents, faculty, administrators, and staff of the colleges and universities within the Commission’s 11-state region. As an accredited institution, LeTourneau University is a full voting member of SACSCOC and has a voice equal to that of even the largest universities.

Our accreditation by SACSCOC signifies three things:

  1. LETU has a mission appropriate to higher education.
  2. LETU has the resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission.
  3. LETU maintains specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers.

Closely aligned to these three signifiers is SACSCOC’s expectation that accredited institutions dedicate themselves to the continuous improvement of their programs and services to ensure the highest quality educational experience possible.

From a student's perspective there are three primary benefits to accreditation:

  1. It confirms that LeTourneau University is committed to providing a quality education.
  2. It affords credibility to the LeTourneau degree in the eyes of graduate schools and employers.
  3. It helps qualify students to apply for a variety of outside financial aid options (government agencies, private foundations, employers, etc.).

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Karl Payton

Associate Vice President
Accreditation & Quality Assurance

(903) 233-3131