MSU-Texas is reaffirmed every ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional body for accrediting institutions of higher education in the southern United States. The reaffirmation process requires MSU to demonstrate compliance with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation.

MSU's next reaffirmation of accreditation will take place in 2022-2023. As part of the reaffirmation process, MSU will submit 1) a Compliance Certification demonstrating compliance with requirements, standards, and federal regulations and 2) a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that addresses a focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning.

SACSCOC Timeline

December 6-8, 2020 - Orientation of Leadership Team

September 8, 2022 - Compliance Certification Due

November 1-4, 2022 - Off-Site Peer Review Conducted

January - February 2023 - MSU Provides Quality Enhancement Plan

January - February 2023 - MSU Responds to Off-Site Report

January 17 - April 14, 2023 - On-Site Peer Review Conducted

December 1-3, 2023 - SACSCOC Reaffirmation Decision


SACSCOC Resources


Accrediting Standards

Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation

Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement