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Wayne State College Accreditation

Accreditation ensures the level of quality at Wayne State College. Learn more about our institutional and specialized accreditation here.


Institutional Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Wayne State College was first granted accreditation in 1917 as a teachers college from the Higher Learning Commission. Wayne State received notice of its continued accreditation on May 13, 2015, with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2024-2025. 

Learn more about our HLC accreditation.


Academies are programs aimed at assisting HLC-accredited institutions to define, develop and implement comprehensive strategies for institutional improvement. Designed and led by experienced practitioners, the academies provide a framework and guidance for developing customized projects.

Wayne State participates in the Academy for Persistence and Completion and has completed the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning.

Specialized Accreditation

Specialized and professional accreditors set and evaluate standards for quality program assurance. Wayne State has specialized accreditation in both academic and non-academic areas.

Continued Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission has three Pathways for Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Standard, AQIP, and Open. Wayne State College has selected the Open Pathway.

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Sue Sydow
Hahn 206
Phone: 402-375-7197
Email: assessment@wsc.edu

Office of Assessment