Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
McMurry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of McMurry University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404)679-4500, or by using information available of SACSCOC’S website.
McMurry is also accredited by
- Texas Education Agency
McMurry is approved for listing as a United Methodist affiliated institution by
- University Senate of the United Methodist Church
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing Approval by
The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (PHSSN) has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to write the NCLEX-RN (the national examination for registered nursing).
Texas Board of Nursing
William P. Hobby Building
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing National Accreditation by
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The post-graduate APRN certificate program at Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 887-6791
McMurry is a member of
- National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church
- Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
- Texas United Methodist College Association
- National Collegiate Honors Council
- Council of Independent Colleges
- National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
- Council on Undergraduate Research
- Association of Governing Boards
NC-SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process. To learn more about SARA, visit: NC-SARA Homepage | NC-SARA.
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Students participating in distance education programs who are interested in learning more about NC-SARA and SARA-Participating Institutions, visit: SARA for Students.
McMurry University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
Licensure or Certification of Professional Programs
As of November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education posted their final regulations to be effective as of July 1, 2020 regarding institutional expectations for programs that lead to licensure or certification. The U.S. Department of Education made additions and revisions to Section § 668.43 Institutional Information. Universities are now required to disclose whether completion of an educational programs that leads to a professional license or certification would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that same occupation including: A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification; A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification; and A list of all States for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification.
Within the State of Texas
Every state has its own criteria regarding licensure of various professions. The curricula for professional programs at McMurry University were developed to meet the accreditation and licensure/certification requirements set forth by the state of Texas, as well as, prepare students to apply for licensure/certification exams required by the state of Texas.
The following is a list of our programs that lead to licensure or certification and the subsequent Texas state agency that sets the requirements for licensure or certification in the state of Texas.
- Accounting – CPA and Texas State Board of Public Accounting (TSBPA)
- Education – Texas Education Agency
- Nursing – NCLEX and Texas State Board of Nursing
Disclosure and Recommendations for Outside the State of Texas
McMurry University is unable to determine certification eligibility and program completion requirements outside the State of Texas. There is not an official centralized listing of all states’ requirements for the four programs listed above. If you are a current or prospective student interested in pursuing licensure or certification in another state we recommend you review the following links for your discipline to determine if the McMurry program meets that state’s licensure or certification requirements.
- Accounting – Visit the state’s board of accountancy
- Education – Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s State Departments of Education Directory and the state’s department of education
- Nursing – Visit the state’s board of nursing
McMurry University makes no representations regarding whether a particular program will qualify a graduate for employment in any specific career position. Applicants are responsible for checking with the licensing agency in their home state for specific requirements as well as investigating expectations for any agency or employer with which they may wish to seek employment.