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University Accreditation  
Last Review  
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Other Accreditations 
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
International Association for Management Education (AACSB International)
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Rice University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the following degrees: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Bioengineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Master of Computational Science and Engineering, Master of Computer Science, Master of Electrical Engineering, Master of Environmental Engineering, Master of Environmental Science, Master of Liberal Science, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Material Science, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Science Teaching, Master of Statistics, Master in Bioscience Research and Health Policy, Master in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making, Master in Nanoscale Physics, Master in Subsurface Geoscience, Doctor of Architecture, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Philosophy.  

 Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Rice University.  

 The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. 


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