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Accreditations and Accolades


UW-Superior is ranked #2 as a Top Public School among Midwest Regional Colleges in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, and has been honored by other national publications. The University of Wisconsin-Superior is fully accredited by regional and national organizations.


Accreditations

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers educator preparation programs approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

UW-Superior is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Being accredited by the HLC is a sign of quality to the general public that also allows the university to receive federal student aid and scholarship money. UW-Superior has been accredited continuously since 1916.

Accreditation by the HLC and by other nationally recognized agencies provides assurance to the public, in particular to prospective students, that an institution has been found to meet the agency's clearly stated requirements and criteria and that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it will continue to meet them.

UW-Superior earns and maintains its accreditation by periodically undergoing a detailed, rigorous self-study process, which examines the organization's performance, goals, strengths and weaknesses and outlines plans for improvement. A team of HLC evaluators then conducts a site visit and issues its recommendations for re-accreditation. UW-Superior reaffirmed its accreditation with a comprehensive HLC visit in July 2013.

Accolades

  • Named "Best Online College in Wisconsin for 2015-2016" by AffordableCollegesOnline.org
  • Ranked #2 as a Top Public School among Midwest Regional Colleges in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named among best online programs in the state by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
  • Named a Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs for seven consecutive years
  • Named among the top 25 Top Military Friendly Schools in America in 2016 by G.I. Jobs
  • Named among the top colleges in the nation for Native American students by Winds of Change magazine
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