Assessment & Accreditation


 UVa-Wise is required by an act of the General Assembly (1987) and by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia to provide a comprehensive assessment plan for student outcomes assessment. The purpose of the Assessment Plan is to provide the institution with a process for improving instructional programs and student development programs. The plan includes assessment measures in general education, developmental/remedial courses, major field of study, and competencies mandated by the State Council.

Students are required to participate in all student outcomes assessment activities as deemed appropriate by UVa-Wise. For specific information, students may contact Elizabeth Steele, Coordinator of Advising, Assessment and Retention, or speak with their faculty advisor.


Accreditation and Memberships

UVa-Wise is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UVa-Wise.

ABET - Degree programs in computer science and software engineering are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

CCNE - The baccalaureate at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 887-6791.

TEAC - The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Teacher Education Program which is designed to prepare teachers for lives of professional excellence as educators and leaders is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from June 14, 2010 to June 14, 2015. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.

UVa-Wise is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and recognized as a College of Distinction.