Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctoral degrees. All institutions accredited by SACSCOC are required to undergo a review for reaffirmation of accreditation every 10 years. The Commission on Colleges' Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process which will determine reaffirmation of Baylor College of Medicine in 2016.

Everyone at Baylor, different constituencies at all levels, shares a critical role in this important process. 

The Compliance Certification consists of a narrative description of each standard and requirement, including provision of associated data, policies and other supporting materials. This was submitted Sept. 10, 2015.

Each institution seeking reaffirmation of accreditation is required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Engaging the wider academic community and addressing one or more issues that contribute to institutional improvement, the plan should be focused, succinct and limited in length. The QEP describes a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue(s) related to enhancing student learning. Baylor’s QEP is due on Feb. 9, 2016.

SACSCOC reviewers will come to campus March 22-24, 2016 for an onsite review. After this visit, the College will have until Fall of 2016 to respond to any issues identified during the on-site visits. The SACSCOC Board of Trustees will make its decision regarding reaffirmation of Baylor’s accreditation in December of 2016.