Accreditation: Your insurance that the education we provide is of the highest quality.
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 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 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 Wingate University BSN program earned the approval of the Accrediting Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2014.
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.
Wingate University’s Master of Arts in Sport Management program received accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges and universities.
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.
Effective November 6, 2013, Wingate University was granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation. A comprehensive review prior to the graduation of our charter class is the next step in the process.
The health and physical education teacher education program at Wingate University is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.