Accreditation and Recognition
Students evaluating advanced study should be aware that generally, state agencies and reputable academic institutions only recognize degrees from regionally accredited institutions when considering someone for employment or further academic study (including transfer or course credit). GW's programs have also met the tuition reimbursement standards of most agencies/employers.
The George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence. You can contact this accrediting body directly at:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Main Phone Number: (267) 284-5000
Fax: (215) 662-5501
Professional Association Recognition
In addition to its professional education unit accreditation, GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development continues to receive national recognition by specialized professional associations for its programs.
The George Washington University (GW) is ranked highly in the U.S. News and World Report for online graduate education programs in 2012. The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at GW was ranked in three of four categories:
- #8 for admissions selectivity
- #30 for student engagement and accreditation
- #40 for student services and technology
GSEHD was also named to the Top Online Education Degrees Honor Role, which recognized programs that were ranked in the top one-third for three out of four quality indicators.