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
  • Iowa College Student Aid Commission
  • 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 Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
  • National Recreation and Park Association

Western Illinois University is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As such, the University’s distance learning program follows policies and standards that are overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts. For additional information, please visit http://nc-sara.org.