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University Accreditation

Washburn University is accredited or approved by the

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

To file a complaint with the commission, please follow its stated procedures at this link.

In addition, several academic programs are accredited or approved by the following accrediting bodies:

  • AACSB-International (All Undergraduate and Graduate programs offered by the School of Business)
  • ACJS - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (Certified – Master)
  • ACOTE - Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (Occupational Therapy Assistant)
  • AAM - American Alliance of Museums (Mulvane Art Museum)
  • ABA - American Bar Association
  • ACS - American Chemical Society (Certified BS Chemistry)
  • CAHIIM - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (Health Information Technology)
  • CAPTE - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (Physical Therapist Assistant)
  • CoARC - Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (Respiratory Therapy)
  • CAAHEP – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
  • CAAHEP – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Surgical Technology – Washburn Institute of Technology)
  • CAEP - Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (Education – Master, Baccalaureate)
  • CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Nursing – Post-Graduate APRN Certificate, Doctor, Master, Baccalaureate)
  • CEA - Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (Intensive English Program)
  • CSWE - Council on Social Work Education (Social Work – Master, Baccalaureate)
  • ICAR – Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (Auto Collision – Washburn Institute of Technology)
  • JRC-DMS - Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
  • JRCERT - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Radiation Therapy)
  • JRCERT - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Radiologic Technology)
  • KSBN - Kansas State Board of Nursing (Nursing – Post-Graduate APRN Certificate, Doctor, Master, Baccalaureate)
  • KSDE - Kansas State Department of Education (Education - Master, Baccalaureate)
  • NAACLS - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Laboratory Science in Conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center)
  • NAADAC – National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (MA Addiction Counseling Certificate, not an accreditation)
  • NASAD - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (Art)
  • NASM - National Association of Schools of Music (Music)
  • NATEF – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (Automotive Service Technician – Washburn Institute of Technology)
  • NCCER – The National Center for Construction Education and Research (Building Technology, Cabinet/Millwork, Commercial and Heavy Construction – Washburn Institute of Technology)