Accreditation & Memberships

William Woods University is accredited by the

Higher Learning Association, a Commission of the North Central Association

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Tel: 312.263.0456

For more information regarding our accreditation please contact:

Michael W. Westerfield, Ph.D.

Vice President and Dean of the Graduate College and Director of Accreditation Processes

573.592.4383 or 1.800.995.3159 ext.4383

William Woods University

One University Avenue

Fulton, Mo 65251


William Woods University additional external accreditations/certifications:

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (MEA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (undergraduate social work)
  • Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (teacher certification programs)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) (The School District Administration Program—MEd, EdS and EdD degree programs)

William Woods University is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Association for Paralegal Educators
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Notary Association
  • Baccalaureate Program Director’s Association
  • Campus Compact
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri (ICUM)
  • Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges and Universities
  • Midwest College Placement Association
  • Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel
  • Missouri Colleges Fund, Incorporated
  • Missouri Consortium of Social Work Education Programs
  • Missouri Professors of Educational Administration
  • Missouri School Counselors Association
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Tuition Exchange, Inc.