Value of Accreditation
- Encourages confidence that an institution’s education is fair and accurate.
- Assures that a neutral, external party has reviewed the quality of education.
- Confirms that institutions and programs have processes in place to meet changes in thinking.
- Provides for eligible students to have access to federal financial aid.
- Assists with transfer of credits among institutions or admission to graduate school.
- Aids with entrance to a profession.
- Signals prospective employers that an educational program has met widely accepted educational standards.
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
The evaluation of an entire institution, indicating that each of an institution’s parts is contributing to the achievement of the institution’s objectives, although not necessarily all at the same level of quality. The Higher Learning Commission
is the accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Dept. of Education to oversee UW - Green Bay’s institutional accreditation.
Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations
The evaluation of programs, departments, or schools that usually are parts of a total collegiate or other postsecondary institution. UWGB holds several specialized accreditations:
The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business is pursuing accreditation from the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).The College of Science and Technology is pursuing accreditation from the ABET for its Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology.