ALTUS — Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) announced today that they will be visited by their accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, early next year.
The purpose of this visit is to further evaluate the content and format of the college’s accelerated online course offerings.
“We are confident about the innovative work of our faculty and staff, the rigor of our courses, our standards of academic quality, and the efforts we take daily to advance higher education through the use of technology,” said Dr. Phil Birdine, president of WOSC. “We value public transparency and welcome the opportunity to further reinforce our high academic standards through a visit from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools advisory team early next year. We are certain the findings of this visit will demonstrate that the academic integrity of our online courses is the same as the integrity of the courses we offer though the traditional university setting.”