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The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, requires institutions to provide easy access to information for students. This page contains links to information resources for prospective and enrolled students.

Institutional Information

Shepherd University Profile:  2015 Factbook

Shepherd University Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA):  College Portrait

Accreditations & Affiliations

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) –
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Shepherd University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Shepherd University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) website and NASM Commission Action Report Letter

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBOERN)

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

West Virginia State Authorization

Student Financial Assistance

Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Preparation Program:   Shepherd-Title II Report


The most current information may also be found by clicking here and using the search tool for Shepherd University, Mountain East Conference.

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NOTE:  This page covers a  broad range of topics provide essential understandings and tools to encourage a successful academic experience, as mandated by federal requirements set forth in the Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 1988 and 2008).