The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (Visit the CHE web site for current details.) of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is an approval of schools, colleges and universities by nationally recognized professional associations or regional accrediting bodies. Those accrediting bodies ensure that the school, college or university meets established qualifications and education standards, as determined through initial and periodic evaluations.

UVI is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. Because of its dedication to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation, CHE has emerged as a recognized leader in promoting and ensuring quality assurance and improvement in higher education.

UVI Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation Through 2017

At its session on November 15, 2007, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to reaffirm accreditation for the University of the Virgin Islands until the year 2017, with follow-up.


Accreditations

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

UVI School of Nursing
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.(ACEN).

For further information about accreditation, contact the ACEN or visit their website at www.acenursing.org

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

UVI School of Business

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded University of the Virgin Islands, located in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, http://www.uvi.edu/, initial accreditation of its business programs.

Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered at University of the Virgin Islands meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“University of the Virgin Islands has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale, who presented the Certificate of Initial Accreditation at the 2014 ACBSP Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill., June 29. “This accreditation is evidence that University of the Virgin Islands is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students.”

UVI School of Education

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Education has been awarded accreditation status from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Accreditation was granted for the undergraduate and graduate programs, according to a prepared statement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation on Nov. 7. The undergraduate program accreditation runs until 2020, and accreditation of the graduate program runs until 2016. The U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize NCATE as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation.

UVI Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL)   A Division of the University of the Virgin Islands

UVICELL is an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an authorized provider, UVICELL can grant IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), an internationally recognized measure of quality in continuing education and training programs.

American Management Association (AMA) Certificate Programs

UVICELL has partnered with the AMA, the most recognized name in management training, to provide you with skills that translate into productivity and career growth. Earn widely recognized credentials and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Certifications & Classifications

UVI RTPark Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification

The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s (RTPark) 64 West Center building was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Silver Certification in August. LEED, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The 64 West Center building is located on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

The Center achieved LEED certification by incorporating sustainable strategies throughout the project’s design, construction and operational phases – including energy, lighting, water and material uses – which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to a healthier environment for visitors and tenants, and lowers costs.

UVI Earns Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

The University of the Virgin Islands received Community Engagement Classification status from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation grants this designation to colleges and universities who have an institutional focus on community engagement. Institutions participate voluntarily by submitting required materials describing the nature and extent of their engagement with the community. UVI is one of 361 institutions nationwide who have received this designation since the inception of the program.

UVI Writing Center Earns National Certification

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Center for Student Success Writing Center has been awarded certification by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The CRLA provides national guidelines for the training and certification of tutors, tutoring services and student support.

The Writing Center, located on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, provides students with tutoring and mentoring in writing to enhance their success in academic classes. Students are tutored in most cases by student peers.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners Solar Entry Level Certification

The University is now designated as a NABCEP Entry Level Exam Provider. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected and widely recognized certification organization for solar professionals in North America. NABCEP was founded with the mission to support and work with renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing programs for practitioners.

Memberships