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As an institution, WCU has been accredited since 1946. Review WCU’s institutional accreditation declaration.

Questions concerning WCU’s institutional accreditation can be directed to Dr. Tim Metz,, WCU’s SACSCOC Liaison.

Many degree programs are separately accredited by specific professional organizations. Questions regarding individual program accreditation should be directed to the individual programs of interest.


Western Carolina University (WCU) is committed to excellence in student learning, educational practices, and operational outcomes. Our academic programs, student support services, and administrative units engage in ongoing outcomes assessment to reflect the strategic vision of the university. All units are responsible for identifying specific outcomes, measuring progress, and implementing improvements based on findings. 

As an institution, we ensure quality and demonstrate continuous improvement through annual assessments (Continuous Improvement Reports or CIRs) and periodic review and evaluation of our academic programs, student support services, and administrative units. 

To learn more about assessment at wcu visit

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