West Texas A&M University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. This is the highest accreditation a university can receive and signifies that WTAMU has "a purpose appropriate to higher education and the resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose."
The WTAMU bachelor's degree program in social work is accredited by The Council on Social Work Education. The WTAMU Master’s degree program in social work is currently in candidacy for accreditation by The Council on Social Work Education. It is anticipated that accreditation of the graduate program will be achieved by February 2014.