Accreditation and Accolades


Western is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This regional accrediting agency is responsible for accrediting degree-granting post-secondary institutions in a 19-state region.


Graduates at a Glance:

100%  pass rate on licensing assessments 
94% of graduates employed in school jobs

"Western Colorado University has a variety of high quality educational opportunities. I have had the good fortune of traveling to Gunnison twice in my ten months in this position. Each time, I continue to be impressed by the intentional planning for career success. Leadership and faculty are incredibly knowledgeable and continuously design in response to the needs of the field, which adds so much value to your credential and promotes your job attainment and career success. These areas are often overlooked when selecting a program, yet they can make all the difference in the world."

Jennifer Arzberger
Project Manager
Innovation and Implementation
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Colorado Educator Preparation project