Indicators of the status of a university are the agencies from which it has sought and gained recognition. Western Colorado University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Individual academic programs have been accredited, approved or recognized by discipline-specific professional or governmental agencies, including the following:
Music: National Association of Schools of Music
Teacher Education: Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education
Institutional accreditation may be reviewed in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.