Accreditation at GW

The University is accredited by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several international locations.

GW is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and is a member of the College Board.

Other accreditations

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)


School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)


GW Law


School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

  • The Bachelor of Science programs in civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
  • The Bachelor of Science computer science curriculum is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.


Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD)


School of Business (GWSB)

  • The School of Business is a member of AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The Association accredits its undergraduate and graduate business administration and accountancy programs.
  • The program in accountancy satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant and the Certified Management Accountant professional examinations.


Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)


Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute School)


School of Nursing (SON)