The University of Tulsa is a fully accredited national doctoral institution and is on the approved lists of the Higher Learning Commission and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The various colleges and professional schools are accredited by their own professional agencies as well.
All programs for the preparation of teachers and school service personnel are accredited by the Oklahoma Council for Teacher Preparation and by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. The graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The Ph.D. program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
The graduate business programs of The Collins College of Business are accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences is an institutional member of the American Society for Engineering Education.
The Graduate School is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS), and the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).
Since 1993, the university has also maintained membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a consortium of 114 Ph.D.-granting universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
In addition, the Graduate School participates in a number of university-wide assessment programs, as well as oversees regularly scheduled internal reviews of each graduate program.