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WKU's Online Degree Program Rankings, Awards & Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. All accreditation is not the same.

Program Accreditation

In addition to WKU's regional accreditation through SACS, many of WKU's programs have met additional standards of accreditation. Click here to see the full list of program accreditations.



  • #11 U.S. News & World Report "Bachelor's Programs for Veterans" 
  • "Best for Vets 4-year College" - Military Times Edge magazine for six consecutive years
  • Designated as a "Military Friendly School" for EVERY YEAR since 2009 - Victory Media
  • Named Top 100 Military Friendly School - Victory Media 2016
  • Recognized as one of the top 10 schools in the 2016 Best Colleges for Veterans and the 2016 Best Online Colleges for Veterans
  • Named one of the Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Universities in the South - US News & World Report
  • Recognized as one of the "25 Great Colleges for Veterans" - MONEY Magazine
  • Yellow Ribbon School and MyCAA participating university

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 Last Modified 12/5/18