University Accreditations & Approvals

Missouri Western State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For information about HLC Accreditation, contact:

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Telephone 800-621-7440
www.hlcommission.org

In addition, Missouri Western has earned the following specialized accreditations:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) - Institutional Accreditation Steven L. Craig School of Business, BS in Business Administration
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) - Health Information Technology AS, Health Information Management, BS
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) - Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) - Nursing: BSN, MSN
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) - Social Work, BSW
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC of ABET) - Construction Engineering Technology, BS; Electronics Engineering Technology, BS
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) - Clinical Program in Medical Technology
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) - Music: BA, BM, BME
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) - Elementary Education BSE, Early Childhood Education BSE, Art BSE, English BSE, Music BME, French BSE, Spanish BSE, Speech and Theatre BSE; Teacher Certification attached to the BS in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education and Social Science

Curriculum Approval

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) - BS, Chemistry

Program Approval

  • American Bar Association (ABA) – Legal Assistant: Certificate, AS, minor in Legal Studies  
  • Missouri State Board of Education with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (SBOE/DESE) – Educator Preparation Programs in Elementary Education BSE, Early Childhood Education BSE, Art BSE, English BSE, Music BME, French BSE, Spanish BSE, Speech and Theatre BSE; Teacher Certification attached to the BS in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education and Social Science
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) - BSN, Nursing

Campus Locations

Higher Learning Commission approved locations include:

  • Missouri Western State University main campus located at:
    4525 Downs Drive
    St. Joseph, MO 64507
    (816) 271-4200
  • MWSU Northlands campus located at:
    6364 N Cosby Avenue
    Kansas City, MO 64151
    (816) 746-1001
  • Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley campus located at:
    3201 Southwest Trafficway
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    (816) 271-4100