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The University of Guam is a U.S. land-grant institution accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. WASC accreditation ensures that the University of Guam's academic programs meet or exceed U.S. standards of higher education. Visit the WASC web site at for more information.

Schools & Colleges

Program Specific Accreditation

Program specific accreditation means the University of Guam’s programs meet or exceed U.S. standards for professional programs in nursing, social work, business and education. In addition to WASC accreditation, several of our professional programs have obtained program specific accreditation from nationally recognized accrediting organizations including:


Accreditation Agency 

Business Administration International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Accounting International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Public Administration Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
Nursing Nursing: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN)
School of Education Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
Social Work Commission on Accreditation of the National Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


Degree Programs

The University of Guam offers degree programs within two colleges and three schools.  Six Baccalaureate (BA, BA Ed., BBAA, BS, BSN, and BSW) and six Master’s (MA, MEd., MPA, MS, PMBA, SW) degrees are offered.  View all Degrees and Programs.

Credit Hour Policy

At the University of Guam by definition one credit hour equals 15 hours of student-teacher contact in a face-to-face or on-line course with the following noted exceptions for studio, lab, internships, and other similar courses. Faculty members are contractually expected to meet with the students registered in the courses for the full contact hours and to assign readings, homework, and other learning activities that require at least two hours of preparation and study time for every contact hour each week, or each day for Finakpo' (June - Aug.), Tinalo' (Dec.- Jan.)and other accelerated semesters.