University Planning

10-year Re-Accreditation Confirmed

In 2011, the Higher Learning Commission re-affirmed Western Illinois University's accreditation through academic year 2020-2021. The University was first accredited in 1913, and accreditation has been continuous since that time.

University's Self Study Report
The complete Team Report

In academic year 2013-2014, Western was selected to participate in the Commission's Persistence and Completion Academy. Information about the Commission may be obtained by contacting the Commission offices and staff at or telephone (312) 263-0456.

Western Illinois University also maintains discipline-specific accreditations as appropriate to the discipline and for the University-wide Teacher Education program.