ACC Accredited to Offer Bachelor's Degrees

Alvin Community College’s accreditation was recently upgraded to allow the college to offer Bachelor’s Degrees.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College changed ACC’s accreditation from Level 1 to Level 2. ACC’s first Bachelor’s Degree program in Business Administration and Management will begin in the Fall.

“The approval from the SACSCOC provides us with the opportunity to now offer its first-ever Bachelor’s Degree is a major accomplishment and empowers us to serve our local community with even more opportunity,” ACC President Dr. Robert J. Exley said. “The State of Texas has authorized our two-years colleges to offer up to a total of five different baccalaureate programs of study. With our inaugural program of being Business, we are off and running.”

The accreditation change took more than two years to develop and required curriculum development, approval by the regents, a review from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and SACSCOC.

“It’s a great accomplishment because it took a lot of hard work from a lot of folks,” said John Matula, ACC vice president of Student Services. “All areas of the college had to contribute in some form to help us achieve this status.”

SACSCOC is set to have a follow-up site review of the program 2025.

ACC is currently evaluating other programs for a Bachelor’s Degree. The recent accreditation will allow the college to offer up to five different degrees which will provide valuable options students seeking an education.

“The Bachelor’s Degree at ACC is an opportunity both in quality and affordability,” Matula said.

Registration for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management is open now. Classes for the Fall semester will begin on August 26. Learn more at