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Mississippi University for Women Accreditation Information

(Updated 02.13.2018)

Mississippi University for Women (MUW) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the levels of associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation at MUW. Initial accreditation was received in 1921. MUW's last reaffirmation was in 2014; its next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2024 (http://www.sacscoc.org/details.asp?instid=49760). Carla Lowery, Chief Information Officer, is the SACSCOC campus liaison.

Below is a table of accredited or approved MUW programs.  Costs listed are estimates based on the best data available at the time of completion.

Accredited
Program
Campus Contact for Accreditation Accrediting
Body (Acronym)
Website of
Accrediting Body
Last
Visit
Next
Visit
Required Institutional Action/Interim Reports Accreditation Agency Action Annual Fee: Membership Size of Team/ Length of Visit

Associate of Science
in Nursing

Dr. Sheila Adams 
and
Dr. Maria Scott

1. Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

 www.acenursing.org

Fall
2013

Fall
2021

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

 

Continuing accreditation for the max allowed of 8 years

$2,875

3 team members/
3 days at $2,745/ member = $8,235

 

 

2. MS Institutions of Higher Learning, Board of Trustees (IHL BOT)

www.mississippi.edu

Fall
2013

Fall
2021

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Next visit scheduled Fall 2021

$300 MS Council of Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing for all
nursing programs

3 team members/
3 days = $2,000

Bachelor of Science
in Nursing

Dr. Sheila Adams
and
Dr. Tammie McCoy

1.Commission on
Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE)

 

www.ccneaccreditation.org

Spring
2010

Spring
2020

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Continuing accreditation for the maximum allowed, 10 yrs.

$3,772 total for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs

4 team members/
3 days for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs at $1,750/team member = $7,000

 

 

2. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Board of Trustees (IHL BOT)

www.mississippi.edu

Spring
2010

Spring
2020

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Next visit scheduled Fall 2020

$300 MS Council of Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing for all
nursing programs

3 team members/
3 days for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs = $2,000

Master of Science in Nursing

Dr. Sheila Adams
and
Dr. Teresa Hamill

1.Commission on
Collegiate
Nursing Education (CCNE)

www.ccneaccreditation.org

Spring
2010

Spring
2020

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Continuing accreditation for the maximum allowed10 yrs.

$3,772 total for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs

4 team members/
3 days for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs at $1,750/team member = $7,000

 

 

2. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Board of Trustees (IHL BOT)

www.mississippi.edu

Spring
2010

Spring
2020

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Next visit scheduled Fall 2020

$300 MS Council of Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing for all
nursing programs

3 team members/
3 days for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs = $2,000

Master of Science in Speech- Language Pathology

Dr. Sheila Adams
and
Joy Townsend

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

caa.asha.org

Spring
2011

Spring
2019

Submit Annual Compliance Report in August of each year

Continuing accreditation for the maximum allowed, 8 yrs.

$1,910

 

3 team members/ 2-3 days

Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Graduate APRN Certificate Program

Dr. Sheila Adams
and
Dr. Teresa Hamill

1. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE

www.ccneaccreditation.org

Fall 2015

Fall 2020

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Accreditation in 2015 for the maximum allowed, 5 years

$3,772 total for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs

4 team members/
3 days for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs at $1,750/team member = $7,000

 

 

2.Mississippi
Institutions of
Higher Learning Board of Trustees (IHL BOT)

www.mississippi.edu

Fall 2015

Fall 2020

Submit Annual Compliance Report in October of each year

Accreditation in 2015 for the maximum allowed, 5 years

$300 MS Council of Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing for all
nursing programs

3 team members/
3 days for the BSN, MSN, DNP and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs = $2,000

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
and
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 

Dr. Scott Tollison
and
Dr. Marty Brock

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

www.acbsp.org

Spring
2010

Spring
2020

No interim report required. Periodic
report to ACBSP due every two years. Last self-report submitted
09-30-08

Continuing accreditation for the max allowed, 10 yrs

$1850

3 team members/3 days

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Music 

Dr. Julia Mortyakova

 

 

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

www.nasm.arts-accredit.org

2014

Spring
2024

Submit annual Higher Education Arts Data Services (HEADS) report.

Continuing accreditation for the max allowed, 10 yrs

$1,407, invoice on September
1st of each year

2 team members/2 days

Bachelor of Fine Arts Shawn Dickey National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

www.nsad.arts-accredit.org

 

Spring 2012 Spring 2022 Submit annual Higher Education Arts Data Services (HEADS) report. Continuing accreditation for the max allowed, 10 years $1,682, invoiced annually on July 1st 2 team members, 1-2 day visit

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Legal Studies

Wesley Garrett, J.D.

American Bar
Association (ABA)

www.americanbar.org/ groups/paralegals.html

Spring 2016

Spring 2023

Interim report every 3 1/2 yrs; Reapproval report every 7 yrs.

Continuing approval for the max allowed, 7 yrs

$2600 due on or before May
1st each year

2 team members/1 to 1
1/2 days

Bachelor of Science in Family Studies

Dr. Holleen Krogh

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

www.ncfr.org

Spring
2014

Spring
2019

Typically no visit is required, but documentation must be submitted every 5 yrs

Continuing approval for the max allowed, 5 yrs

$75 due on or before April 1st each year except renewal year when fee is $550

None required; NCFR can send
1-2 team members/1-2
Days

All teacher education programs

Dr. Brian Anderson

1. National Council for Accreditation
in Teacher Education (NCATE), becoming the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)

www.ncate.org

Fall
2012

Fall
2019

Reports submitted annually to address areas
for improvement.

Continuing accreditation

$3500 (varies based on number of graduates)

NA

    2. Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) www.mde.k12.ms.us Spring 2011 Report submitted annually. Continuing Accreditation None 1 day

 

 

3. Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs):

 

 

 

SPA reports submitted about one year prior to NCATE visit.

Continuing accreditation

 

NA

 

Below is a table of nationally recognized MUW programs. All of these programs submitted portfolios for national recognition by the indicated Specialized Professional Associations in compliance with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation) accrediting process. The next site visit for NCATE is fall 2019.

Accredited
Program

Campus Contact for Accreditation

Accrediting
Body (Acronym)

Website of
Accrediting Body

Last*
Visit

Next
Visit

Required Institutional Action/Interim Reports

Accreditation Agency Action

Annual Fee: Membership

Size of Team/ Length of Visit

B.S. –Kinesiology, Teaching Certification

Dr. Mark Bean

- American Alliance for Heath, Physical Education (AAHPERD)

www.aahperd.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report 9-15-12, submitted a response to conditions, 9-15-12

 

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Bachelors, Elementary Education

Dr. Brian Anderson

- Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

www.acei.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report 9-15-12, submitted a response to conditions, 3-15-12

Nationally recognized through 2019

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Spanish – Teacher Certification

Ms. Erinn Holloway

- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

www.actfl.org

 

 

Granted deferment from review because of low enrollment in program

 

 

 

Masters program in Educational Leadership

Dr. Brian Anderson

- Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC, representing AASA, ASCD, NAESP, NASSP)

www.aasa.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report, 9-15-12

Nationally recognized through 2019

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Masters program in Reading/Literacy

Dr. Brian Anderson

- International Reading Association (IRA)

www.reading.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report, 9-15-12

Nationally recognized through 2019

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Bachelors, Social Studies Teacher Certification

Dr. Jonathan Hooks

- National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)

www.socialstudies.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report, 9-15, 12, and responses to conditions, 3-15-12 & 9-15-12

Nationally recognized through 2019

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Bachelors, English with Teacher Certification

Dr. Brian Anderson

- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

www.ncte.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report, 9-15-12

Nationally recognized through 2019

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Bachelors, Mathematics with Teacher Certification

Dr. Bonnie Oppenheimer

- National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

www.nctm.org

 

 

Granted deferment from review because of low enrollment in program

 

 

 

Bachelors, Biology with Teacher Certification

Dr. Blanca Simmons-Diez

- National
Science Teachers
Association
(NSTA)

www.nsta.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report, 3-15-12, submitted a second report , 3-15-13

 

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Masters in Gifted Studies

Dr. Royal Toy

National Association of Gifted and Talented

www.nagc.org

 

 

Submitted an initial report, 9-15-11, submitted a response to conditions, 9-15-12

Nationally recognized through 2019

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

Masters of Arts in Teaching

Dr. Brian Anderson

NCATE

www.ncate.org

 

Fall 2019

Submitted an initial report, 9-15-11, submitted a response to conditions, 9-15-12

Low enrollment program, further development required

 

Offsite electronic submission and review

*no onsite visits