The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of he University of West Georgia.

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@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) (Approved Program) 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) Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling, College Of Education
  • 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 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