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Regional accreditation reaffirmed by NWCCU

March 8, 2017


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Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to announce its regional accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) after the organization recently completed its cyclical seven-year evaluation process of the university. The NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 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.

The NWCCU fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed. The commission oversees regional accreditation for 162 institutions. Its decision-making body consists of up to twenty-six commissioners who represent the public and the diversity of higher educational institutions in the Northwest region.

NNU Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Ed Robinson said, “We are pleased that the Northwest Commission has reaffirmed our regional accreditation. The intense process of self-study and peer evaluation has helped us affirm our mission, solidify our strengths and identify areas where we can become even better. I'm proud of our university community.”