DWU marks accreditation milestone

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Professor Jerry Luckett walks across campus with students.

Dakota Wesleyan University recently received formal notification of its continuing accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

Dr. Joseph Roidt, DWU provostDWU has now officially been an accredited institution of higher education for the past 100 years, having been initially accredited in 1916.

DWU is a coeducational university granting the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science. DWU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The university participates in the National Association of United Methodist Colleges and Universities, the South Dakota Association of Private Colleges, and the Council of Independent Colleges.

“Dakota Wesleyan’s recent institutional reaccreditation is testament not only to the extensive work undertaken by faculty and staff in preparation for the recent site visit, but the collective work they have done since the previous site visit ten years ago,” said Dr. Joe Roidt, DWU provost. “Like any university, we are constantly striving to improve what we do, but the recent reaffirmation of our accredited status by the Higher Learning Commission indicates to us that we are doing many things well.”