The University of Mary Washington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. The University of Mary Washington also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Mary Washington may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The address and contact numbers for SACSCOC are published 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 the appropriate office at UMW and not to SACSCOC.
Additional Accreditations and Approvals
College of Business
The UMW College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).
College of Education
The initial-licensure and advanced-level educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The UMW Chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to offer certified degrees in chemistry.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Mary Washington is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.