Wesleyan University-Philippines is the only autonomous university in Nueva Ecija. It is one of only 67 higher education institutions in the Philippines granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. Only five private schools in Region 3 enjoy this status.
WU-P is among the 17 institutions awarded with Institutional Accredited Status in 2014 by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). The FAAP, authorized by the CHED, certifies the quality levels of accredited programs at the tertiary level.