Accreditation & Licensing
Washington Technical Institute is regionally accredited as a postsecondary institution by the Middle States Association Colleges and Schools - CESS Click here to learn more. Washington Tech's accreditation is recognized by the US Secretary of Education and is valid in all 50-states.
Questions regarding our accreditation status can be directed to Washington Technical Institute at 952-465-3702 or to Middle States Association, St. Leonard’s Court, 3819-33 Chestnut Street, Suite 310, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Telephone: 267-294-5000, Fax 610-617-1106, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Accreditation Process
According to the MSA website, accreditation is the affirmation that a school provides a quality of education that the community has a right to expect and the education world endorses. Accreditation is a means of showing confidence in a school's performance. When the Commission accredits a school, it certifies that the school has met the prescribed qualitative standards of the Middle States Association within the terms of the school's own stated philosophy and objectives."
Accreditation is important to Washington Technical Institute because it demonstrates to our entire community of faculty, staff, and students that as an educational institution, we adhere to the highest standards of excellence. Regional accreditation is the gold standard and ensures credentials earned at a college will be widely recognized and accepted by employers.
Washington Technical Institute has received full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - CESS.
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Washington Technical Institute was awarded a full 10-year accreditation renewal in 2018. The next accreditation renewal is scheduled for 2028.
State Licensing Regulatory Compliance.
Washington Technical Institute is licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as a post-secondary institution.
Licensed Career School Disclosure:
Washington Technical Institute is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
Washington Technical Institute is listed with the US Department of Education as an accredited post-secondary institution. Click here to view the institution's profile.
Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
A national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation, the Council on Higher Education (CHEA) is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA reviews organizations on recognition standards, including academic quality and accountability.
Washington Technical Institute is listed with (CHEA) One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036, 202.955.6126, www.chea.org.
Washington Technical Institute has satisfactorily met the qualifications for registration by the California Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education – under Act, pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) section 94801.5.
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Washington Technical Institute is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services.
WTI is a member of CECU. Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) is the national association serving postsecondary career education institutions, staff, and, most importantly, students. CECU is a voluntary membership organization that serves as the national voice for the sector. Today, more than 740 campuses across the nation are members of the association.
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*Disclaimer: No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning