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Utah Valley University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (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.

Reaffirmation Letter - Received Feb 2012

 

  

 

NWCCU Year 7 Accreditation Review

Utah Valley University will be evaluated by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the purpose of renewing its accreditation in fall 2017. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. The evaluation will include a visit by a team of peer evaluators on October 25-27, 2017.

Utah Valley University is currently accredited by NWCCU. Its accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2010. UVU invites comments from members of the community concerning the institution’s qualifications for accreditation. Comments should be sent before September 25, 2017, in writing and signed, directly to: 

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052-3981 

Anonymous comments, emails, or telephone calls will not be accepted for consideration by the Commission.   

  

 

Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact NWCCU.

Linda Makin
(801) 863-8457
Linda.Makin@uvu.edu

 

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue, Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052-3981
(425)558-4224
www.nwccu.org