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 Universities—the 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.

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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).

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 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.

Questions and Answers

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Should I care about accreditation?

Absolutely. Accreditation by a regional commission that’s recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is important. It’s your proof that outside evaluators have carefully reviewed an institution’s programs and policies. Many businesses, school districts, and other organizations prefer to hire graduates of programs that are regionally accredited. Regional accreditation also allows you to transfer more easily to other universities and assures employers that you've earned a credible, respected degree.

Why is WGU’s regional accreditation important?

Regional accreditation means that WGU’s competency-based programs meet the same educational standards for performance, integrity, and quality as those found at other more traditional universities, from large state schools to Ivy League universities. A team of evaluators representing four associations made on-site visits to WGU over a period of two years to review WGU’s operations. Based on the reviews and the visiting team’s report to the accrediting commissions, WGU was granted regional accreditation.

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