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.

In August 2019, the Commission voted to adopt new Standards, Eligibility Requirements and procedures, which will be in effect January 2020 (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

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