Odessa College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate degrees and certificates. Prospective students and interested parties who wish to view the accreditation documents and/or the institutional self-study may inquire at the circulation desk of the Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) where a copy is available for reference.

The number of agencies and associations that have given accreditation and membership privileges to Odessa College acknowledges the quality of education provided. The college is approved or accredited by the following professional organizations and agencies:

Accrediting Agencies (National)

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

  • Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

  • National Association of Schools of Music

Accrediting Agencies (State)

  • Texas Board of Nursing

    • Associate Degree Nursing

    • Vocational Nursing

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection

  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

  • Texas Department of State Health Services

  • Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services – Long Term Care Division, Medication Aide Program

  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Odessa College describes itself in identical terms to all accrediting agencies recognized by the US Department of Education in accordance with administrative policy and in compliance with SACS COC Standard 3.13.