Accreditation and Rankings

The University of Texas Permian Basin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. If you have any questions about UT Permian Basin’s accreditation, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300333-4097 or call 404-679-4500.  

Programs throughout the University have been accredited by specialized accrediting organizations and awarded distinctions by independent ranking organizations as shown below:  


College of Arts and Sciences  

  • Athletic Training – Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 
  • Music – National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)  
  • Social Work – Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)  
  • Visual Arts – National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)  

College of Business  

 College of Education  

  • Best Online Master’s in Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2023)
  • Educator Certification – Nationally accredited by the prestigious Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  
  • Texas Education Agency – State approved/accredited Accountability System for Educator Preparation (TEA/ASEP)
  • Literacy – Nationally recognized Reading/Literacy Specialist Preparation Program by the International Literacy Association (ILA)