Undergraduate Catalog


Accreditation Western Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. In addition, many of its departments and schools are accredited by professional agencies, including the following:

  • ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
  • Education Commission on Collegiate Nursing
  • Education Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • National Recreation and Park Association

Western Illinois University is certified by the State of Iowa to provide educational certificates and degree programs in Museum Studies and distance education in Iowa. In serving students from Iowa, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission maintains a system form, available at iowacollegeaid.gov/constituentrequest.asp) to document concerns, questions, and complaints related to post-secondary educational institutions.