Every ten years, colleges and universities received accreditation.  This year, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin has been affirmed of its accreditation, again!  The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges announced Tuesday the institution had been reaccredited without a single recommendation.

“It is rare within all universities to come out without a single recommendation,” says Bill Fannin, UTPB Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Astoundingly, according to the SACS 2010 principles of accreditation, UTPB met all 88 standards set forth by the higher education community.

Focusing on improving students’ critical thinking as a part of their quality enhancement plan, UTPB seeks to improve critical writing skills for students and implement a number of faculty critical thinking training programs.

UPTB’s SACS accreditation signifies that the school has a mission appropriate to higher education standards, the resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission.  It affirms that UTPB have specified educational objectives that are consistent and appropriate to the degrees it offers.  Schools that have achieved SACS accreditation have also indicated whether they were successful in achieving those stated objections—all of which, UTPB has passed with flying colors.

This reaccreditation means that UTPB will continue to qualify for federal funding.  It also means that the prospective students and the people of the Permian Basin can be assured the education they receive at UTPB is of the highest quality.