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.
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:
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: