Accreditation and Affiliations

Our online programs meet rigorous quality standards set by different external accrediting bodies.

How you can benefit

Why accreditation is important when selecting a program? Accreditation validates that the program meets high-quality standards and offers relevant content.

  • The programs and courses we offer are of high quality
  • Credits earned here are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions
  • Employers often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university



The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

AACSB Accredited

UTRGV's Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship has the distinction of AACSB International accreditation.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters

The  Quality Matters Program (QM)  is an international organization representing broad inter-institutional collaboration and a shared understanding of online course quality. QM's quality assurance processes have been developed to improve and certify the design of online and blended courses.


Our department has an internal process to assess the quality of online courses named Blueprinting process. The following programs have been reviewed and completed our Blueprinting review process:

Partially Online Programs

Fully Online Programs

Accelerated Online Programs