Woodbury is accredited by six national and regional organizations. National accreditation is crucial – for example, most major companies do not hire from non-AACSB business schools.

Senior College and University Commission (formerly WASC)
The university is regionally accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC granted Woodbury its original accreditation in 1961.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The School of Business BBA and MBA received its accreditation in 2014.

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
The School of Business BBA and MBA received its accreditation in 1998.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation
The Interior Architecture BFA program received its accreditation in 1991.

National Architectural Accrediting Board
The School of Architecture received accreditation for the Bachelor of Architecture program in 1994. The Master of Architecture program received its accreditation in the Spring of 2012.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
The university received accreditation for programs in Animation, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture in 2008. The Filmmaking and Game Art & Design programs received accreditation in 2014.


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Colleges of Distinction – 2017-2018

Woodbury University has been recognized as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for the third consecutive year by demonstrating continued dedication to high-impact educational practices.  

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According to Colleges of Distinction, Woodbury has created a truly unique learning environment where students not only earn college credit and valuable life experience, but also participate in character-building interdisciplinary programs, capstone projects and internships.

“We are honored to name Woodbury University as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction.  “Colleges of Distinction applauds Woodbury for pushing the envelope with its up-to-date curriculum, enriching the college experience with high-impact educational practices, and providing every student with an education that stretches far beyond what’s typically required from an academic major.”



Colleges of Distinction Business Badge  – 2017-2018

Woodbury University’s undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration program has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education by blending the liberal arts with professional programming.

The new Colleges of Distinction ‘Field of Study’ business badge for 2017-2018 was granted after a comprehensive vetting process that selected schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, and track record of success.  Students across the country have long turned to Colleges of Distinction as a one-of-a-kind resource to find their “best-fit” school.  Colleges of Distinction uniquely evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience as well as a thorough liberal arts education.