Accreditations, Approvals and Licensures
Waynesburg University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Waynesburg University is also accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 (717.783.6788). The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system in education. Accreditation was reaffirmed in March 2015.
The Education Department is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 (717.783.6788).
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has provisional approval status through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master's degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at Waynesburg University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202.887.6791).
The Graduate and Professional Studies programs of Addiction Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), 1001 North Fairfax St., Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703.535.5990). This specialized accrediting agency, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. This recognition provides assurance to the public and higher education institutions that CACREP is a legitimate accreditor with authority granted by a regulating body who has reviewed the standards, processes, and policies of CACREP. In addition, the Addictions Counseling specialization is approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB).
The Department of Business Administration at Waynesburg University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
IACBE accreditation information can be found at http://iacbe.org/memberpdf/WaynesburgUniversity.pdf.
The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184, (512.733.9700).
The Chemistry Program is approved by the American Chemical Society.
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
Waynesburg University is proud to be a member of the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC), which is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
Waynesburg University is proud to be a member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), the only statewide organization that serves exclusively the interests of private nonprofit higher education within the Commonwealth by complementing and supporting the work of campus leaders.
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU)
Waynesburg University is a charter member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU), a group of 56 institutions with historical connections to the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. that seek to develop both the mind and the spirit by embracing academic freedom and inquiry, nurturing a commitment to service, and pursuing excellence in all they do.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Waynesburg University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which permits us to provide distance learning programs (online and supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Pennsylvania. NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. Therefore, licensing requirements in Pennsylvania may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state. Please carefully review the licensing requirements in the state in which you intend to obtain a license.