WIU is fully accredited by the World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC). WAUC is a global accreditation organization founded to promote and maintain high standard in higher education among distance-learning universities such as WIU.

However, WAUC is a private accreditation organization not listed with any government agency or the US Department of Education. WIU never makes any representation, promises or guarantees of acceptability of transfer credit to any other public or private educational institution. Students should consult the Institution he or she is interested in for their acceptance. WAUC's website is www.web-hed.com/wauc