Western Kentucky University

Accreditations

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call
(404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Western Kentucky University.

 SACSCOC 2015 Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Programs Accreditation:
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

 

Candidacy for Accreditation

Dietetics: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (Dietetic Internship)

Physical Therapy:  Effective April 24, 2013, Western Kentucky University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245: email: accreditation@apta.org).   Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.


 

Program Accreditation in Academic Discipline order:

Accounting: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) (BS)

Advanced Manufacturing: The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) (BS Program)

Art: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation (AB in Art Education and Studio; BFA in Fine Arts, Graphic Design; and MAE Program)

Business: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) (BS and MBA)

Civil Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (BS Program)

Construction Management: American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) (BS Program)

Counseling: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (MAE Program)

Dance: National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) Commission on Accreditation (AB Program)

Dental Hygiene: Commission on Dental Accreditation of American Dental Association (CODA-ADA) (AS and BS)

Dietetics: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (BS)

Education: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (Initial Teacher Preparation and Advanced Preparation Levels), and Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB)

Electrical Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (BS Program)

Healthcare Administration: Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) (BS Program)

Health Information Management:  Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (AS Program)

Journalism: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) (Undergraduate Program)

Mechanical Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (BS Program)

Music: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation (AB, BM and Graduate Programs)

Nursing: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (BSN, MSN, & DNP), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (AS Program)

Public Administration: Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) (MPA Program)

Public Health: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) (MPH Program)

Recreation and Parks: Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) (BS Program)

Social Work: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (BSW and MSW)

Speech Pathology: Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) (MS Program)

Theatre: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Commission on Accreditation (AB in Theatre and BFA in Performing Arts)

 Last Modified 4/29/14