The University of Wyoming, and all UW academic programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 or (800) 621-7440.
In addition, many individual academic programs are either approved, accredited or hold membership as indicated below.
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Memberships are also held in various discipline-related organizations. For more information, contact the appropriate department.
For information regarding accreditation/membership, contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
The University of Wyoming is a member of, and active participant in, the National Commission on Accrediting, an organization which endeavors to coordinate all accrediting activities.
The University of Wyoming is committed to providing students with high quality academic programs and services. As a result, UW is actively engaged in several processes to assess student learning with the ultimate goal of continuous improvement. A university wide assessment plan and individual department plans are in various stages of implementation. The purpose of these plans is to identify and articulate student learning outcomes - the skills, abilities, and knowledge that students are expected to acquire by the completion of their programs - and the means by which these outcomes would be measured. Learning is assessed at the university, college and departmental levels. Current assessment activities include, but are not limited to, surveys, interviews, portfolios, exams and senior capstone projects. In order for UW's assessment efforts to be successful, students must become engaged in the process. As such, students are expected and/or required to complete various assessments as determined by the university or department prior to the awarding of degrees.
For more information regarding the student learning outcomes for a particular program of study, see the section on College and Division Programs. For further information about the University of Wyoming's assessment of student learning efforts, see the Assessment of Student Learning Web page at http://www.uwyo.edu/ams/.