|(a) The board recognizes institutions of higher education
that offer a baccalaureate or higher degree, that either:
(1) are accredited by one of the following organizations:
(A) Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE);
(B) Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
(C) Higher Learning Commission (HLC);
(D) New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE);
(E) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission
on Colleges (SACS); and
(F) WASC Senior College and University Commission;
(2) provide evidence of meeting equivalent accreditation
requirements of SACS.
(b) The board may receive assistance from the reporting
institution in the State of Texas in evaluating an institution of
(c) The board may accept courses completed through
an extension school, a correspondence school or continuing education
program provided that the courses are offered and accepted by the
board approved educational institution for a business baccalaureate
or higher degree conferred by that educational institution.
(d) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section,
extension and correspondence schools or programs and continuing education
courses do not meet the criteria for recognized institutions of higher
(e) The requirements related to recognized community
colleges are provided in §511.54 of this chapter (relating to
Recognized Texas Community Colleges).
(f) The board may recognize a community college that
offers a baccalaureate degree in accounting or business, provided
that the applicant is admitted to a graduate program in accounting
or business offered at a recognized institution of higher education
that offers a graduate or higher degree.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §511.52 adopted to be effective March 1, 2000, 25 TexReg 1627; amended to be effective February 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 966; amended to be effective February 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 1100; amended to be effective January 28, 2009, 34 TexReg 429; amended to be effective June 8, 2011, 36 TexReg 3409; amended to be effective April 11, 2012, 37 TexReg 2406; amended to be effective October 10, 2012, 37 TexReg 8018; amended to be effective June 10, 2015, 40 TexReg 3566; amended to be effective February 8, 2017, 42 TexReg 421; amended to be effective June 2, 2021, 46 TexReg 3400