Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs
DWU IS ACCREDITED
Specific programs also carry specialized accreditations.
The teacher preparation program is accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. They may also be reached at (605) 773-3134, email@example.com and http://doe.sd.gov.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the South Dakota Board
of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001,
The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor N, Washington DC 20006. They may also be reached at (512) 733-9700, firstname.lastname@example.org and http://caate.net.
The business program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Lin Road, Lenexa, KS, 66215. They may also be reached at (913) 631-3009, at email@example.com and at http://iacbe.org.
Dakota Wesleyan University is also approved by the United Methodist University Senate, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 1001 Nineteenth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. They may also be reached at (615) 340-7400 and at http://www.gbhem.org/education-leaders/university-senate/.
Dakota Wesleyan University is certified by the State of South Dakota as a postsecondary education institution.
Distance Education Authorization
Dakota Wesleyan University is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and is permitted to offer distance education programs through SARA. State registration is continually being updated. For the most up-to-date list, please refer to the SARA website at NC-SARA.org.
We participate in the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church, the South Dakota Association of Private Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Council of Independent Colleges.
If you have questions about either institutional accreditation or specialized accreditations or approvals, please contact the accreditors directly or contact the DWU office of the provost.
Derek Driedger, Ph.D.