Established in 1891, The University of Texas Medical Branch is an institution that offers a range of educational opportunities for more than 2,500 students. It works with a team of over 1,000 staff members. The University of Texas Medical Branch operates Graduate School of Biomedical science, which offers degree programs in nursing, neuroscience, microbiology and medical humanities. The university features over 70 buildings. It also maintains a library that offers a variety of educational resources and materials. The University of Texas Medical Branch operates a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a range of primary and specialized medical care solutions. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is a part of the University of Texas System.