Catalog 2014-2015


Western International University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, phone (312) 263-0456, to offer courses and programs leading to certificates, associate degree, bachelor (of arts and sciences, and professional curricula) degrees, and master (professional curricula) degrees.

Western International University has been placed on Notice by the Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. Notice is a Commission sanction indicating that an institution is pursuing a course of action that, if continued, could lead it to be out of compliance with one or more Criteria for Accreditation. An institution on Notice remains Accredited. At the end of the notice period, the Board of Trustees may remove the sanction, place the institution on Probation if the identified concerns have not been addressed, or take other action.


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Accreditation- Notice 


Copies for review of Western International University accreditation and licensure may be obtained upon written request to: Office of the President Western International University 1601 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282


State Approvals

Western International University is licensed by the following state regulatory agencies:

  • Alabama Commission for Higher Education (ACHE) Certificate of Approval
  • Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education (ADPE) Licensure
  • Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
  • Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301
  • State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission Certificate of Authorization
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission Approval
  • Western International University is registered as a Private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136a.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the Institution. Credits earned at the Institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
  • Western International University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility
  • State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board Certification
  • Wyoming Department of Education

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Western International University holds membership in the following associations or organizations:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

  • American Council on Education (ACE)

  • Arizona Veterans Programs Association (AVPA)

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

  • Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Arizona (ICUA)
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO)
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD)

  • University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)
  • Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA)