Wingate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. For questions about Wingate University’s accreditation, write to the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500. You can also contact the Commission on Colleges to register a complaint.
SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and/or doctoral degrees.
In addition to our SACSCOC accreditation, the following programs have gained accreditation:
The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.
The Thayer School of Education is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has awarded the Wingate University School of Pharmacy full accreditation for the eight-year cycle. This extends the School of Pharmacy’s accreditation to June 30, 2021. Eight years is the maximum allowable accreditation term.
The athletic training program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE). In addition, students have the opportunity to work with eight Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC’s) at Wingate University.
The bachelor of science in nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The Nursing Program at Wingate University was given initial approval by unanimous vote by the North Carolina Board of Nursing on January 20, 2012. The Wingate University’s Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the BSN degree. The Nursing Program at Wingate University received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2014, with renewal due in spring 2019. Any comments or concerns can be made in writing to: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326; P 404-975-5000; F 404-975-5020; www.acenursing.org.
The Wingate University MBA program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation Continued status to the Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wingate University. Accreditation Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with ARC – PA standards.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Wingate University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
The health and physical education teacher education program at Wingate University is fully accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
The music department is accredited by: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)