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Wayne State College Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.

Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations.

The Office of Assessment collaborates with academic schools to systematically engage in rigorous external accreditation processes to improve student learning and program design.

Wayne State College holds accreditation from the following organizations:

Institutional Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 

Higher Learning CommissionWayne State College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1917. The baccalaureate degrees have been approved since 1933, the master’s degrees since 1962, and the education specialist degree since 1983. The college became a participant of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) in 2000 and received Reaffirmation of Accreditation during the 2007-2008 academic year.

The Higher Learning Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800-621-7440.

Specialized Program Accreditation

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredits Wayne State College at the undergraduate and graduate level.  The College is a member of the Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.

Wayne State College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas.  The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Agri-Business
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Economics
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Finance
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/International Business
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Office Administration
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Professional Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Public Accounting

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is a professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.

The IACBE’s philosophy of accreditation is centered on student learning and operational outcomes, which makes it flexible and adaptable.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

The School of Arts and Humanities, Department of Art and Design, has been an accredited institutional member of NASAD since 2009. NASAD is the only organization recognized by the U.S. State Department to accredit Art units. NASAD accreditation reviews focus on educational quality, institutional integrity and educational improvements.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

National Association of Schools of Music

The School of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music, is accredited by NASM, the national accreditation agency for music and music-related disciplines. NASM is an association of approximately 625 schools of music, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting schools of music.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher EducationNCATE is the teaching profession’s mechanism to help to establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. Their performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students.

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)

Nebraska Department of Education

The NDE reviews and approves teacher and administrator education programs that lead to certification to teach, administer and provide special services in schools. Wayne State College is among those with an approved educator preparation program.