The University of Mary Washington is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s and Master’s 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 Mary Washington.

The address and contact numbers for the Commission on Colleges are published above so that interested constituents can learn about the accreditation status of UMW; file a third-party comment at the time of UMW’s decennial review; or file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about UMW, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to UMW and not to the Commission.

Additional Accreditations and Approvals

Chemistry: The UMW Chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to offer certified degrees in chemistry.
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Music: The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
See our music program >

Educator Preparation: The Educator Preparation Program at the University is approved by the Virginia Department of Education.
See our education program >