Accreditations

 

 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) logo

Widener's undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). For program goals and objectives, please view the specific undergraduate engineering program page.

415 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
abet.org

Undergraduate Engineering Enrollment Information

Accredited Undergraduate Programs Current Enrollment (2018) Graduation Data (2017/2018)
Biomedical engineering 72 11
Chemical engineering 59 15
Civil engineering 105 27
Electrical engineering 43 14
Mechanical engineering 168 41

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Accreditation Commission for Program in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

Accreditation Commission for Program in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

Widener University's Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

P.O. Box 400
Oxford, MD 21654
(410) 226-5527
acpha-cahm.org

 

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Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE)

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) logo

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

 

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 202814-3449
301-652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

 

ACOTE Accreditation Timeline

Letter of intent received September 25, 2017
Candidacy application due August 15, 2018
ACOTE candidacy decision December 2018
Students may be notified of acceptance into program December 2018
First class starts June 2019
Initial report of self-study due November 2, 2020
ACOTE pre-accreditation decision April 2021
First class begins Level II Fieldwork June 2021
Initial on-site evaluation September-November 2021
ACOTE accreditation decision December 2021
First class begins doctoral-level experiential component January 2022
First class graduates May 2022

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American Bar Association (ABA)

American Bar Association (ABA logo

Both of our law schools, Delaware Law School and Widener Law Commonwealth, are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

 

1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 662-1000
americanbar.org

 

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Chemical Society (ACS) logo

The Chemistry Department in the College of Arts & Sciences is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), who regularly review the program to ensure its curriculum and resources enable students to receive a high-quality education.

1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
1800-333-9511
www.acs.org

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American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) logo

Widener University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
1-800-284-2378
www.aanac.org

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American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association (APA) logo

The Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University is a doctor of psychology (PsyD) program that is accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
apa.org

 

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) logo

Widener's School of Business Administration holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business education. Only five percent of business schools worldwide hold this accreditation.

For program goals and objectives, please view the School of Business' specific program page.

777 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 769-6500
aacsb.edu

*AACSB accreditation does not apply to the School of Business Administration's Tourism and Hospitality Management program.

 

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Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

CAHME logo and AACSB logo

The Widener University MBA in healthcare management received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education, or CAHME, in 1982 and continues to receive this prestigious accreditation. The program is also accredited by AACSB.

PO Box 911
Spring House, PA 19477
www.cahme.org

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Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Widener's Institute for Physical Therapy Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-706-3245
email: accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org

We are accredited to offer the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree as the entry-level preparation for physical therapy practice.

In compliance with accreditation requirements, the Institute for Physical Therapy Education makes available the following outcome data regarding our entry-level DPT program. The outcome data for each benchmark is an average of two years of data as calculated by the standards for and reported in the most recent Annual Accreditation Report (AAR) submitted December 2018. The next AAR is due in December 2019.

  • Graduation Rate Class of 2018: 90%
  • Ultimate National Physical Therapy Exam Pass Rate Class of 2018: 100%
  • Employment Rate Class of 2018: 100%
  • Acceptance Rate - Percentage offered acceptance from all that applied (2016-2017): 15%
  • Matriculation Rate - Percentage who matriculated from all accepted (2016-2017): 64%
  • Average prerequisite GPA of accepted students (2016-2017): 3.55
  • Average GRE-V percentile of accepted students (2016-2017): 53rd percentile
  • Average GRE-Q percentile of accepted students (2016-2017): 50th percentile

The institute had its last on-site visit in September 2015 and was granted a full 10 year re-accreditation with the next visit scheduled in 2025.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) logo

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing / master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Widener University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202 887-6791
www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

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Compliance Certification Board (CCB)

Compliance Certification Board (CCB) logo

Delaware Law School has the distinction of being accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). The CCB accredits universities that meet required standards for compliance education.

 

6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55435
1-888-580-8373
www.compliancecertification.org

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Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) logo

Widener's Center for Education is proud of its 2016 year NCATE accreditation history and is prepared to meet the renewed rigor and relevance of excellence by seeking accreditation based on the CAEP Standards in 2023. CAEP accreditation eligible EPPs take steps to maintain gapless national accreditation for educator preparation. 

More about CAEP's standards and annual impact and outcome measures.

1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
202-223-0077
ncate.org

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Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) logo

Widener's Center for Social Work Education is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes.

You can find mission, goals, and student learning outcomes on the specific social work program pages

1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3457
703-638-8080

https://www.cswe.org/accreditation/

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Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Delaware Law’s CLE programs help practicing attorneys remain current within a dynamic and ever-changing profession. Led by our nationally recognized faculty—as well as active judges, prosecutors, and partners in major firms—our programs are certified by the Delaware Commission on Legal Education and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-651-3941
https://courts.delaware.gov/cle/

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Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Child Development Center has a four-star rating through the PA Keystone Stars and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  

  • Offers unique day care, preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten programs
  • Provides engaging early learning opportunities for children ages 2 years and 7 months to 5 years old. 
  • Families can enroll children for the academic school year (September through June) and summer camp programs (June through August).  

www.education.pa.gov

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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

The Child Development Center has a four-star rating through the PA Keystone Stars and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  

  • Offers unique day care, preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten programs
  • Provides engaging early learning opportunities for children ages 2 years and 7 months to 5 years old. 
  • Families can enroll children for the academic school year (September through June) and summer camp programs (June through August).  

www.dhs.pa.gov/

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In compliance with federal law, Widener University will provide, upon request, copies of documents pertinent to the university’s accreditations, approvals, or licensing by external agencies or governmental bodies. To obtain such copies, please contact: Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013; tel. 610-499-4156. 

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