Western Governors University Earns Accreditation From The Distance Education And Training Council
SALT LAKE CITY – June 13, 2001 – Western Governors University (WGU) announced today that the online, competency-based universiuation Report for the DETC. DETC then sent out a team of national evaluators to conduct an onsite review of the University’s operations. Based on this review process and the team’s report to the Accrediting Commission, WGU was granted accreditation.
“This decision is yet another validation of WGU’s competency-based degree programs and the quality educational opportunities this model offers to students,” stated WGU provost, Chip Johnstone. “DETC accreditation opens the door for students with tuition assistance opportunities from the military, their employer, and from other financial aid programs to enroll at Western Governors University.”
The DETC serves as a clearinghouse of information about the distance study field and conducts accreditation reviews of prominent distance learning institutions throughout the world through its independent
Accrediting Commission. The DETC was founded in 1926. The Commission
was established in 1955 and gained federal recognition in 1959. The Council’s goal is to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the distance study field. The seven member Accrediting Commission of the DETC is a nationally recognized institutional accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Today, more than 2.5 million Americans are enrolled in DETC-accredited institutions. It is estimated that since 1890, some 130 million Americans have taken distance study/correspondence courses. Presently, more than 70 distance education institutions are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of DETC.
WGU offers the only online competency-based degrees in the country. At the University’s website, www.wgu.edu More information about WGU More information about DETC Amy C. Tejral Director of University Affairs Western Governors University 2040 East Murray Holladay Road Suite 106 Salt Lake City, UT 84117 P: 801-274-3280 F: 801-274-3305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amy C. Tejral
Director of University Affairs
Western Governors University
2040 East Murray Holladay Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84117