Accrediting Organizations

TTUHSC El Paso and its programs are accredited by multiple accrediting agencies, including the following U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting organizations.

Organization Description Accredited Date Next Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. The commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. 2013 2017
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards. 2008 2017
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. 2015* 2018

*Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is accredited by SACSCOC. TTUHSCEP is a part of TTUHSC and is currently seeking separate accreditation by SACSCOC.


Additional accrediting organizations include:

Organization Description
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
AAGL (formerly known as the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) The AAGL is the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide.
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) The ACCME’s mission is the identification, development, and promotion of standards for quality continuing medical education utilized by physicians in their maintenance of competence and incorporation of new knowledge to improve quality medical care for patients and their communities.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC) Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (COC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrates a cancer program’s commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest quality care to patients with diseases of the breast. Each center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards.
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) SSH serves a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare. SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation.
Texas Medical Board The Texas Medical Board is the state agency charged with keeping Texas patients safe through the licensure and regulation of Texas physicians.
The Joint Commission An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.