Ina, Deskubre, Setbe:
To Enlighten, To Discover, To Serve
The University of Guam, a U.S. land-grant institution, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a U.S. regional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The University has been continuously accredited since 1959.
The University also holds the following degree program accreditations:
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Guam Board of Nurse Examiners and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) until 2026. The program received initial accreditation in 1996 through the commission, which was at that time the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).
The Bachelor of Social Work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) through 2023.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program as well as the Professional Master of Business Administration degree program are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) until 2026. This continues a history of accreditation for the school dating back to 1997.
In December 2014, the Master of Public Administration degree program was approved for membership under the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), which is considered the global standard in public service education.
The School of Education and all of its degree programs have previously been accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) system. The school is now pursuing accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).
Additionally, programs provided by the School of Education to prepare candidates for teacher certification in elementary and secondary education are accepted by the Guam Commission on Educator Certification.
The expected fundamental knowledge, skills, and values that the University of Guam student will have demonstrated upon completion of any degree are:
The University campus sits on a gently sloping 100-acre site in Mangilao, minutes from Hagåtña and other government and commercial centers. It overlooks Pago Bay and commands a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
While English is the primary language of instruction at the University of Guam, the University recognizes English and CHamoru as the official languages of Guam (P.L. 12-132). The University also adheres to spelling and usage conventions developed by the Kumision I Fino’ CHamoru, which has the duty of establishing agreement on CHamoru orthography and notifying public and private institutions of updates to the language (P.L. 33-236). Courses and coursework may be delivered in fino' CHamoru or other modern languages upon the approval of the instructor and dean.
In line with this endeavor, the semester names at the University of Guam are officially the following, in line with the CHamoru terms for the local seasons: