Western Connecticut State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact the New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drives, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4531; (781) 425-7785; . In addition, the university is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.
Individual programs at the university are accredited by:
The Connecticut State Department of Education
The American Chemical Society
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.
The Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
The Council for Health Education Programs
The Council on Social Work Education (Baccalaureate level)
The National Association of Art and Design (NASAD)
The National Association of Schools of Music
The National Association of Schools of Theatre