Western Connecticut State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; the Board of Governors of Higher Education, State of Connecticut; the Connecticut State Department of Education; the American Chemical Society; the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education; the National Association of Schools of Music; the Council on Social Work Education (Baccalaureate level); Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. is a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Student Complaint Process

In order to comply with the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education (CSCU) has oversight for investigating all written and signed student complaints against the colleges and universities in the CSCU system.