Accreditation is a process of external quality review used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities and educational programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. Wayne State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; an institutional, regional accreditor recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). 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 institutional and specialized accreditation from the organizations listed on these pages.