WGU Indiana Accreditation
WGU Indiana offers accredited degree programs
As part of Western Governors University, WGU Indiana offers degree programs that are:
- Regionally accredited. By the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universitiesthe same accrediting body responsible for the accreditation of major institutions including the University of Washington and the University of Oregon.
- NCATE accredited. The Teachers College at Western Governors University (WGU Indiana's parent institution) is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Therefore, WGU Indiana offers NCATE-accredited teaching degree programs. NCATE is the premier specialized accrediting body for teacher preparation and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- CCNE accredited. Through Western Governors University, the bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791).
- CAHIIM accredited. WGU Indiana’s Health Informatics program is now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
- CNSS certified. WGU Indiana's Information Security and Assurance program has been certified by the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program.
What Accreditation Means to You
Accreditation status can give you an indication of a university's general quality and reputation. According to Peterson's, a premier educational resource, by attending a regionally and nationally accredited university:
- You are assured of a basic level of quality in education and services.
- Credits are more likely to be transferable to other accredited institutions.
- Your degree is more likely to be recognized by colleges and employers as a legitimate credential.