Consortium & Accreditation
Southwestern is a selective & independent four-year undergraduate national liberal arts college consisting of The Brown College of Arts and Sciences and The Sarofim School of Fine Arts. It was the first institution of higher learning in Texas, chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1840. Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.
Southwestern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern University.
Southwestern University is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South with Birmingham-Southern College, Centenary College, Centre College, Furman University, Hendrix College, Millsaps College, Morehouse College, Rhodes College, Rollins College, Trinity University, the University of the South, and the University of Richmond. Also member of the Annapolis Group, a consortium of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, and the Council of Independent Colleges. Southwestern is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the National Association of Schools of Music, the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and the Texas Education Agency.