The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as a Level VI General postsecondary institution. For information on the accreditation status of the university, write to
Commission on Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
In addition, the university is a member of the Council of Southern Graduate Schools, the National Commission of Accrediting, Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the Association of Urban Universities, and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. The colleges and programs may hold memberships or accreditations by additional agencies. The colleges and programs may hold memberships or accreditations by additional agencies. Agencies and associations in which the colleges and schools hold membership and/or by which they are accredited include the following:
College of Architecture
National Architectural Accrediting Board
C.T. Bauer College of Business
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB International)
College of Education
The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Cullen College of Engineering
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board accredits five undergraduate degree programs for Engineering and Technology. The Computer Engineering degree program has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board but has not been reviewed for Engineering Accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
American Bar Association American Association of Law Schools
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredits the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. The National Association of Schools of Music accredits the School of Music. The American Psychological Association accredits the graduate program in clinical psychology.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
American Chemical Society Computer Science Accreditation Commission
College of Optometry
American Optometric Association Council on Optometric Education (member of the National Commission on Accrediting)
College of Pharmacy
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education
Graduate College of Social Work
Council on Social Work Education
College of Technology
Accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
The Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board accredits the following engineering technology curricula for Engineering and Technology (ABET): civil technology, electrical technology, and mechanical technology. The American Dietetics Association certifies the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences–Human Nutrition and Foods.