The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate's, baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of West Florida.
Normal inquiries about the University of West Florida, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to the institutiton and not to the Commission's office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
In addition, specific colleges and programs are nationally accredited by the agencies indicated below.
|UWF Colleges and Programs||Accrediting Agency||Level of Degree|
|Athletic Training||Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)||B.S.|
|College of Business||AACSB International --The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business||B.S.B.A. M.Acc. M.B.A.|
|College of Professional Studies (Professional Education/Teacher Education Programs)||Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)||B.A. M.A. M.Ed. Ed.S. Ed.D.|
|Chemistry||American Chemical Society (ACS)||B.S.|
|Clinical Laboratory Sciences||National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)||B.S.|
|Computer Engineering||Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.||B.S.C.E.|
|Electrical Engineering||Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.||B.S.E.E.|
|Music||National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)||B.M. B.M.E.|
|Nursing||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)||B.S.N.|
|Psychology (Counseling & Industrial Organizational Programs)||Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC)||M.A.|
|Public Health||Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)||M.P.H.|
|Social Work||Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)||B.A. M.S.W.|
The UWF School of Education is accredited at the National, Regional and State levels. At the National level, the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and recognized for producing caring, competent, and highly qualified teachers. At the state level, all teacher preparation programs have received approval by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
The UWF School of Education Report Card: Title II Report