The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has granted re-accreditation to Western Connecticut State University.
The association’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education has approved the renewal of Western’s accreditation certifying that the university remains in compliance with NEASC’s rigorous standards.
In a letter dated June 4, Commission Chair Jean Wyld informed WCSU President James Schmotter of the action taken on April 25 to continue the university’s accreditation.
The decision follows a two-year process of self-study conducted by the university community and a site visit to Western in fall 2013 by a NEASC team of faculty and administrators from colleges across New England, who submitted their report to the Commission in November.
Western has held NEASC accreditation continuously since 1957.