Accreditation Standards and Requirements

Accreditation Standards and Requirements

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington and in British Columbia, Canada. The Commission establishes accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures that are used to review institutions of higher education in the region.

The Commission is in the process of updating standards, requirements and procedures (for more information, see Standards Review).

Here are the new Standards and Eligibility Requirements, which include these topic areas:

  • Mission and improving institutional effectiveness
  • Student learning, achievement and success
  • Governance, resources and capacity

For more information, contact us or check back as these pages become revised in the near future.