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Exciting SACSCOC Reaffirmation Updates

By Adilene Mendoza

We are thrilled to share the latest developments regarding our SACSCOC reaffirmation status! Please take a moment to review the flyer on the Accreditation Documents webpage, which contains detailed information about our progress.

Don't forget to mark your calendar for our SACSCOC Kick-off event on March 27. This event promises to be informative and engaging, offering valuable insights into our reaffirmation efforts.

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topics are currently under evaluation by the committee. We will soon announce these topics to the UHD community, inviting faculty, staff, and students to provide their valuable feedback. In the meantime, you can view a timeline of the reaffirmation process below. The visual aid is available for download in the top right corner of this page.

Stay tuned to UHD News for more updates on our SACSCOC reaffirmation journey!UHD SACSCOC Class of 2026

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit