Accreditations provide evidence of TCU's high educational standards. Throughout the higher education system, numerous examining bodies-boards, agencies, commissions-attest annually the credibility of a university's education program. These bodies review and assess the worthwhileness of an institution's offerings.
TCU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
The institution's membership in numerous academic societies provides further evidence of high standards. Of particular note are Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious academic society in the liberal arts, approved TCU for membership in 1970. TCU is also approved for a chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America.
Several individual programs and departments are accredited by discipline specific bodies.
Accrediting Council of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Schieffer School of Journalism)
American Chemical Society (Department of Chemistry)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (M. J. Neeley School of Business)
Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (Harris School of Nursing)
Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (Athletic Training Program)
Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association (Coordinated Program in Dietetics;Didactic Program in Dietetics)(Department of Nutritional Sciences)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Harris School of Nursing)
Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (Department of Computer Science)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (School of Nurse Anesthesia)
Council on Social Work Education (Department of Social Work)
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (Department of Engineering)
Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (Interior Design Program in the Department of Design, Merchandising, and Textiles)
National Association of Schools of Music (School of Music)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (Starpoint School)
Southern Association of Independent Schools (Starpoint School)