Utah Valley University is a Member institution with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Utah Valley University's accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. NWCCU’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status was acceptance of the 2023 NWCCU Year Six - Policies, Regulations, and Financial Resources Report, on March 1, 2024.

NWCCU is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


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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.

Laurie Sharp
(801) 863-4410
[email protected]

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

Accreditation Articles

04/25/2024 : NWCCU 2020 Standards: Standard Snapshot Series (1.A.1)

03/22/2024: UVU Entering Key Period for Renewal of Its Accreditation

02/28/2024: NWCCU to Conduct 7-Year Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness at Utah Valley University

11/01/2023: Update: Overview of Standard One for NWCCU Year 7 Accreditation Report

09/12/2023: Institutional Accreditation: What It Is and Why It Matters