Accreditation and Approval

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

The Hunt School of Dental Medicine program of dental education is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “initial accreditation”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation may be contacted at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or at (312) 440-4653. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda. The Policy on Third-Party comments and CODA Complaint Policy can be found at http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

More information can be found at https://sacscoc.org/

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

The Hunt School of Dental Medicine received full approval of the doctoral program from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in October, 2019. The Texas Higher Education Board can be contacted at P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 79752 or at 512-427-6200. The Coordinating Board’s web page is http://www.thecb.state.tx.us.