Specialized Program Accreditation

Overview

Specialized program accreditation standards and compliance vary greatly from agency to agency. WMU currently maintains relationships with 28 academic program and facilities accreditation agencies, each with its own set of requirements and accreditation cycles. These accreditations are vital elements in maintaining WMU’s regional (HLC) accreditation, as well as important recruitment/retention and strategic planning allies. See all of our fast facts below:

WMU Accreditation Fast Facts

In compliance with the Higher Learning Commission's Assumed Practice A.7, WMU discloses the status of its relationships with its specialized program accreditors. Students and other interested parties may obtain or review agency-specific standards, compliance measures, and other public information by clicking on the agency’s URL from the following disclosure list.

Accredited Program Status Disclosures

In compliance with the Higher Learning Commission's Core Component 4.A.5, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness works with departments to ensure that all academic programs for which specialized program accreditation is either required or provides benefits to program stakeholders secure and maintain accreditation.

Policies and Procedures Guide