Program Accreditation

Learn more about third-party accreditation of UW-Stout and our academic programs.
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ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission

www.abet.org

B.S. Computer Science

Scope of Accreditation: B.S. Computer Science - Game Design Development concentration
UW-Stout Contact: Dean Gindy Neidermyer
First Accredited: 2012
Most Recent Report: 2019
Next Scheduled Visit: 2025-2026
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

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ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission

www.abet.org

B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering

Scope of Accreditation: B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering
UW-Stout Contact: Dean Gindy Neidermyer
First Accredited: 2011
Most Recent Visit: 2016
Next Scheduled Visit: 2022-23
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

B.S. Manufacturing Engineering

Scope of Accreditation: B.S. Manufacturing Engineering
UW-Stout Contact: Dean Gindy Neidermyer
First Accredited: 1997
Most Recent Visit: 2016
Next Scheduled Visit: 2022-23
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Scope of Accreditation: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
UW-Stout Contact: Dean Gindy Neidermyer
First Accredited: 2017
Most Recent Visit: 2018
Next Scheduled Visit: 2022-23
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

B.S. Plastics Engineering

Scope of Accreditation: B.S. Plastics Engineering
UW-Stout Contact: Dean Gindy Neidermyer
First Accredited: 2011
Most Recent Visit: 2016
Next Scheduled Visit: 2022-23
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

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ABET: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

www.abet.org

B.S. Engineering Technology

Scope of Accreditation: B.S. Engineering Technology
UW-Stout Contact: Dean Gindy Neidermyer
First Accredited: 2012
Most Recent Report: 2019
Next Scheduled Visit: 2025-2026
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

www.acbsp.org

Various Degrees

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Business Administration, B.S. Management, B.S. Supply Chain Management, and M.S. Operations and Supply Management
UW-Stout Contact: Ann Parsons
Schedule of Review: Quality assurance report every two years; reaffirmation every 10 years
Most Recent Review: Quality assurance report 2018
Reaffirmation: 2022
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2010-2011
Report Available From: CSTEMM Dean's Office

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Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

www.eatrightpro.org/acend

B.S. Dietetics and Dietetic Internship (M.S. Food and Nutrit

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Dietetics; Dietetic Internship (M.S. Food and Nutrition)
UW-Stout Contact: Karen Ostenso, B.S. Dietetics; Mike Bird; Amanda Schmidt, Dietetic Internship
Schedule of Visitation: 10 years
Most Recent Visit: 2017 for B.S. Dietetics; 2017 for Dietetic Internship
Next Scheduled Visit: 2024
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2012
Report Available From: Provost's Office

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Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

www.acpha-cahm.org

B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
UW-Stout Contact: Jay Jones
Schedule of Visitation: 7 years
First Accredited: 2011
Most Recent Visit: Summer 2019
Next Scheduled Visit: Summer 2025
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2019

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Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc (ACCGC)

www.accgc.org

B.S. Graphic Communications

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Graphic Communications
UW-Stout Contact: Chad Nyseth                                 
Schedule of Visitation: 6 years
First Accredited: 2009
Most Recent Visit: 2015
Next Scheduled Visit: 2021
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2015

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American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

www.acce-hq.org

B.S. Construction

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Construction
UW-Stout Contact: Kevin Wilkinson
Schedule of Visitation: 6 years
First Accredited: 1994
Most Recent Visit: 2018
Next Scheduled Visit: 2020
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2020
Report Available From: Provost's Office

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Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

www.coamfte.org

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy
UW-Stout Contact: Dale Hawley
Schedule of Visitation: 7 years
First Accredited: 1977
Most Recent Visit: 2015
Next Scheduled Visit: 2022
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2014
Report Available From: Dale Hawley, HDFS department

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

www.carf.org

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: SVRI Services in Employment, Vocational Evaluation, and Assistive Technology Support and Services, and Comprehensive Benefits Planning
UW-Stout Contact: Kyle Walker
Schedule of Visitation: 3 years
Most Recent Visit: 2018
Next Scheduled Visit: 2021
Most Recent Self Evaluation: 2018
Report Available From: Kyle Walker, Director SVRI

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Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

www.cacrep.org

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
UW-Stout Contact: John Klem
Schedule of Visitation: 
First Accredited: 2011
Approval: 2012
Next Scheduled Review: October 2020
Most Recent Self-Study Report: Spring 2014
Report Available From: John Klem

M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling
UW-Stout Contact: Daniel Kelsey, Ph.D.
Schedule of Visitation: 8 years
First Accredited: 1994 by CORE (CORE merged with CACREP in 2017)
Most Resent Visit: 2013
Next Scheduled Visit: 2021
Most Recent Self-Study Report: Annual report submitted
Report Available From: Provost's Office or 250 VR

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Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

www.caepnet.org

All education programs

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: All education programs (B.S. Art Education, B.S. Career, Technical Education, and Training, M.S. Career and Technical Education, Ed.D. Career and Technical Education, B.S. Early Childhood Education, M.S. Education, B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education (CI and on-campus), B.S. Marketing and Business Education (CI and on-campus), Mathematics Education Concentration (B.S. in Applied Math and Computer Science), Reading Specialist, Reading Teacher, M.S. School Counseling, M.S. Education, Ed.S. School Psychology, B.S. Science Education, B.S. Special Education (CI and on-campus), B.S. Technology Education (CI and on-campus), and B.S. Technology and Science Education)
UW-Stout Contact: Carol Johnson
Schedule of Visitation: 7 years
Most Recent Visit: 2017
Next Scheduled Visit: 2023 (CAEP accreditation ends July 2021)
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2016

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Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

www.accredit-id.org

B.F.A. Interior Design

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.F.A. Interior Design
UW-Stout Contact: Shelley Pecha
Schedule of Visitation: 6 years
Most Recent Visit: 2019
Next Scheduled Visit: 2025
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2012
Report Available From: School of Art and Design

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA)

www.nsa.gov

BS in Computer Networking and Information Technology

Scope of Designation: (Institutional) UW-Stout is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)
UW-Stout Contact: Holly Yuan
Schedule of Designation: 5 years
Most Recent Application: 2017
Next Scheduled Re-Application: 2022
Most Recent CAE Report: 2017
Report Available From: CACHSS Dean's Office

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Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

http://dpi.wi.gov

All Professional Education Programs

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: All professional education programs (B.S. Art Education, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, B.S. Early Childhood Education, M.S. Education, B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education (CI and on-campus), B.S. Marketing and Business Education (CI and on-campus), Mathematics Education, Reading Specialist, Reading Teacher, M.S. School Counseling, M.S. Ed. and Ed.S. School Psychology, B.S. Science Education, B.S. Special Education (CI and on-campus), B.S. Technology Education (CI and on-campus), B.S. Technology and Science Education)

UW-Stout Contact: Carol Johnson, Associate Dean
Schedule of Visitation: 1 year
First Accredited: 1917
Most Recent Review: 2019
Next Scheduled Review: 2020
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2019
Report Available From: Heather Klanderman, School of Education Licensure Specialist

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Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

www.hlcommission.org

Institution (UW-Stout)

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: Institutional (UW-Stout)
UW-Stout Contact: Meridith Wentz
Schedule of Visitation: 10-year approval cycle 
Most Recent Visit: 2016 
First Accredited: 1928
Next Scheduled Visit: 2025-26 
Most Recent Assurance Report: 2016 
Report Available From: Provost's Office or campus website

 

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Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

www.ift.org

B.S. Food Science and Technology

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Food Science and Technology
UW-Stout Contact: Taejo Kim, Eun Joo Lee
First Accredited: 2014
Most Recent Self-Study Report: Application for accreditation 2013-2014
Annual Report required: Due each August 31
Five year re-approval application: August 31, 2019

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National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

www.naeyc.org

Child and Family Study Center

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: Child and Family Study Center, School of Education
UW-Stout Contact: Allison Feller, Child and Family Study Center
Schedule of Review: Annual report, 5-year renewal
First Accredited: 2004
Most Recent Report: 2019
Next Scheduled Review: 2024
Report Available From: Allison Feller, Child and Family Study Center

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National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org

Stout NASAD Profile

Various Degrees

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.F.A. Entertainment Design, B.F.A. Interior Design, B.F.A. Industrial Design, B.F.A. Game Design and Development - Art, B.F.A. Graphic Design and Interactive Media, B.F.A. Studio Art, B.S. Art Education, M.F.A. Design
UW-Stout Contact: Dave Beck
Schedule of Visitation: 10 years
Most Recent Visit: 2018
Next Scheduled Visit: 2027-28
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2018
Report Available From: School of Art and Design

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

www.nasponline.org

Ed.S. School Psychology

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: Ed.S. School Psychology
UW-Stout Contact: Sarah Wollersheim-Shervey
Schedule of Review: 2-5 years, depending on approval status
Most Recent Review: 2013
Next Scheduled Review: 2020
Most Recent Self-Study Report: 2013
Report Available From: Christine Peterson, Department Chair

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National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

www.ncfr.org

B.S. Human Development and Family Studies

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, provisionally certified family life educator
UW-Stout Contact: Kimmery Newsom, Dale Hawley, Bethanne Shriner
Schedule of Review: 5 years
Approval: 2012
Next Scheduled Review: 2022
Most Recent Review: 2017
Report Available From: Kimmery Newsom

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United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

www.usdla.org

Distance Learning Offerings

Scope of Accreditation or Certification: Distance learning offerings
UW-Stout Contact: Amy Gullixson, Interim Director, Graduate School | Stout Online
Schedule of Visitation: 5 years 
Most Recent Visit: 2019 
First Accredited: 2014
Next Scheduled Visit: 2024
Report Available From: Graduate School | Stout Online