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Western Kentucky University


Accreditations and Memberships

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist degrees, along with a doctor of education (Ed.D.).


Certain programs of the University are accredited by the following:

  • AACSB: International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR)
  • American Association for School Librarians
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Association
  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Healthcare Information Management Association
  • American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Association for Educational Communication Technology (AECT)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Care Administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education/American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Council for Accrediation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Department of the Army
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET)
  • Kentucky State Board of Nursing
  • Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board
  • National Association of Industrial Technology
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theater
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society of Public Health Educators and Association for the Advancement of Health Education
  • University Sales Center Alliance

The University is a member of:

  • American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association for State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • American Council on Education
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • Association for Collegiate Conference and events Directors-International
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals
  • Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Council on College and Military Educators
  • Institute of International Education
  • Kentucky Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
  • National Association for School Psychologists
  • National Association of Schools, Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • North American Association of Summer Sessions
  • The Renaissance Group
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

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 Last Modified 9/1/15