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Wittenberg University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has been accredited since 1916. The next re-accreditation comprehensive review is scheduled for 2016-2017.

Wittenberg also has several programmatic accreditations:

  • Chemistry - American Chemical Society certifies Wittenberg's Chemistry degrees
  • Music - National Association of Schools of Music (2013)
  • Nursing - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (2016)
  • Education
    • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) (2008)
    • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (2014)
    • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) (2013)
    • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (2015)
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) (2014)
    • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) (2013)
    • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) (2015)
    • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (2013)
    • National Science Teachers Association (Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics) (NSTA) (2013)

Accreditation Reports

Federal Compliance

As a federally recognized accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is required to assure that all its member institutions are meeting their Title IV program responsibilities as well as complying with the expectations of specific regulations accreditors must enforce as a part of their recognition by the U.S. Department of Education. Compliance with these requirements by both institutions and HLC is necessary to ensure that institutions accredited by the HLC are eligible for federal financial aid.  Federal Compliance categories include:

  • Assignment of Credits, Program Length, and Tuition
  • Institutional Records on Student Complaints - Student Complaint Form
  • Publication of Transfer Policies
  • Practices for Verification of Student Identity
  • Title IV Program Responsibilities
  • Required Information for Students and the Public
  • Advertising and Recruitment Materials and Other Public Information
  • Review of Student Outcome Data
  • Standing With State and Other Accrediting Agencies
  • Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment


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