The University of West Georgia (UWG) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. As a member of the Class of 2014 Track B institutions, UWG's accreditation was reaffirmed by SACSCOC on December 7, 2014. UWG's next reaffirmation will be in 2024. For questions regarding the accreditation of UWG by SACSCOC, please contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or via phone at (404) 679-4500.

Please note: The purpose of publishing the Commission’s contact information is to enable interested constituents to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirements. However, inquiries about UWG, such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc., should be addressed directly with UWG - not via the Commission’s office.

For questions about this process, please contact:

Dr. Catherine Jenks, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and SACSCOC Liaison:  cjenks at westga.edu

UWG Accreditations and Approvals

External Accreditation/Approval for UWG Degree Programs

External Accrediting/Approval Agency UWG Department(s) and College(s) * UWG Degree Program(s)
American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry, College of Science and Mathematics
  • BS Chemistry
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (International) (AACSB) Richards College of Business Departments:
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing and Real Estate
  • MBA (Dean's Office)
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Finance
  • MPAcc
  • BBA Economics
  • BBA Management 
  • BBA Management Information Systems
  • BBA Marketing
  • BBA Real Estate
Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Computer Science, College OF Science and Mathematics
  • BS Computer Science
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)  Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling, College Of Education 
  • MED Professional Counseling
  • EdS Professional Counseling
  • EdD Professional Counseling and Supervision
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (American Speech-Language Hearing Association-ASHA) PDF Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling, College Of Education
  • BSEd Speech Language Pathology
  • MED Speech Language Pathology
 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Nursing, Tanner Health System School Of Nursing 
  • BSN Nursing
  • MSN Nursing
 Georgia Board of Nursing PDF Nursing, Tanner Health System School Of Nursing
  • BSN Nursing
National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD)  Art, College of Arts and Humanities
  • BA Art
  • BFA Art
 National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)  Music, College of Arts and Humanities
  • BM Music
  • MM Music
 National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)  Theatre, College of Arts and Humanities
  • BA Theatre
  • BFA Theatre
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Political Science, College of Social Sciences  
  • MPA Public Administration

External Accreditation/Approval for UWG Degree Programs


Institutional Memberships

American Council on Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education
Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers
National Collegiate Honors Council