Edward Waters College transitions to university

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Edward Waters College transitions to university

A news release states the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the institution’s level change from a baccalaureate to a master’s level degree-granting entity, allowing Edward Waters the opportunity to offer graduate programs for the first time in the school’s history.

“In the 155-year history of Edward Waters, this most auspicious and transformative occasion reaffirms the forward and upward moving trajectory of our storied and illustrious institution,” said EWU President and CEO A. Zachary Faison Jr. in the release.

The university is approved to operate a fully accredited Online Master of Business Administration degree. It is the first graduate degree program offered at Florida’s first independent institution of higher learning and first Historically Black College or University.

EWU’s fifth-year accreditation review was accepted and approved without any required follow-up report, confirming the university’s accreditation until its next reaffirmation review in 2025.

“Edward Waters University will continue to emerge as the state of Florida’s premier destination institution of higher education through the growth of its academic programs and strengthening of its fiscal viability that will sustain the institution for yet another 155 years and beyond as we continue to implement the strategic vision Eminence 2025,” Faison said.

The online MBA program is enrolling students for the fall semester. Interested applicants can visit ewc.edu/mba.

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