Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Overview

Established in 1917 and officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is the regional accreditation agency for private and public Colleges and Universities in seven states in the United States: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. NWCCU geo focus is regional and confined within the United States.
NWCCU is one of the 6 recognized regional accrediting organizations officially mandated to accredit degree granting higher education institutions in the United States.
According to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities recognized scope of accreditation embraces postsecondary degree-granting educational institutions and the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions.

General Information

Organization Name

Acronym

NWCCU

Address

8060 165th Avenue, NE, Suite 100
Redmond
98052 Washington United States

P

+1 (425) 558-4224

F

+1 (205) 525-9848

Year of Establishment

1917

Control Type

Not reported

Entity Type

Non-Profit

Geo Focus and Coverage

Local or Regional

Recognized by

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); U.S. Department of Education

Number of Member Universities or Accredited Institutions

153

Members or Accredited Institutions

NWCCU Accredited Institutions (June 2020)
Please visit the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) website for an up-to-date list of accredited institutions.

1) Aaniiih Nakoda College
Accredited (1993 - present)
Tribal

2) Alaska Pacific University
Accredited (1981 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

3) Bastyr University
Accredited (1989 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

4) Bates Technical College
Accredited (1988 - present)
Public

5) Bellevue College
Accredited (1970 - present)
Public

6) Bellingham Technical College
Accredited (1999 - present)
Public

7) Big Bend Community College
Accredited (1965 - present)
Public

8) Blackfeet Community College
Accredited (1985 - present)
Tribal
Blue Mountain Community College
Accredited (1968 - present)
Public

9) Boise State University
Accredited (1941 - present)
Public

10) Brigham Young University
Accredited (1923 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

11) Brigham Young University – Idaho
Accredited (1936 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

12) Capilano University
Accredited (2012 - present)
Public

13) Carroll College
Accredited (1949 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

14) Cascadia College
Accredited (2006 - present)
Public

15) Central Oregon Community College
Accredited (1966 - present)
Public

16) Central Washington University
Accredited (1918 - present)
Public

17) Centralia College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

18) Chemeketa Community College
Accredited (1972 - present)
Public

19) Chief Dull Knife College
Accredited (1996 - present)
Tribal
City University of Seattle
Accredited (1978 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

20) Clackamas Community College
Accredited (1971 - present)
Public

21) Clark College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

22) Clatsop Community College
Accredited (1965 - present)
Public

23) Clover Park Technical College
Accredited (1999 - present)
Public

24) College of Eastern Idaho
Accredited (1982 - present)
Public

25) College of Southern Idaho
Accredited (1968 - present)
Public

26) College of Southern Nevada
Accredited (1975 - present)
Public

27) College of Western Idaho
Accredited (2016 - present)
Public

28) Columbia Basin College
Accredited (1960 - present)
Public

29) Columbia Gorge Community College
Accredited (2012 - present)
Public

30) Concordia University
Accredited (1962 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

31) Corban University
Accredited (1971 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

32) Cornish College of the Arts
Accredited (1977 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

33) Dawson Community College
Accredited (1969 - present)
Public

34) Dixie State University
Accredited (1945 - present)
Public

35) Eastern Oregon University
Accredited (1931 - present)
Public

36) Eastern Washington University
Accredited (1919 - present)
Public

37) Edmonds College
Accredited (1973 - present)
Public

38) Everett Community College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

39) Flathead Valley Community College
Accredited (1970 - present)
Public

40) Fort Peck Community College
Accredited (1991 - present)
Tribal
George Fox University
Accredited (1959 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

41) Gonzaga University
Accredited (1927 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

42) Grays Harbor College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

43) Great Basin College
Accredited (1974 - present)
Public

44) Great Falls College Montana State University
Accredited (1979 - present)
Public

45) Green River College
Accredited (1967 - present)
Public

46) Helena College University of Montana
Accredited (1977 - present)
Public

47) Heritage University
Accredited (1986 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

48) Highline College
Accredited (1965 - present)
Public

49) Idaho State University
Accredited (1918 - present)
Public

50) Ilisagvik College
Accredited (2002 - present)
Tribal
Klamath Community College
Accredited (2004 - present)
Public

51) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Accredited (1981 - present)
Public

52) Lane Community College
Accredited (1968 - present)
Public

53) LDS Business College
Accredited (1977 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

54) Lewis and Clark College
Accredited (1943 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

55) Lewis-Clark State College
Accredited (1964 - present)
Public

56) Linfield College
Accredited (1928 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

57) Linn-Benton Community College
Accredited (1972 - present)
Public

58) Little Big Horn College
Accredited (1989 - present)
Tribal
Lower Columbia College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

59) Miles Community College
Accredited (1971 - present)
Public

60) Montana State University Billings
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

61) Montana State University Bozeman
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

62) Montana State University Northern
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

63) Montana Technological University
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

64) Mount Angel Seminary
Accredited (1929 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

65) Mt. Hood Community College
Accredited (1972 - present)
Public

66) Multnomah University
Accredited (2005 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

67) National University of Natural Medicine
Accredited (2004 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

68) Nevada State College
Accredited (2010 - present)
Public

69) North Idaho College
Accredited (1947 - present)
Public

70) North Seattle College
Accredited (1973 - present)
Public

71) Northwest Christian University
Accredited (1962 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

72) Northwest Indian College
Accredited (1993 - present)
Tribal
Northwest Nazarene University
Accredited (1930 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

73) Northwest University
Accredited (1973 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

74) Olympic College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

75) Oregon Coast Community College
Accredited (2020 - present)
Public

76) Oregon College of Art and Craft
Accredited (2010 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

77) Oregon Health and Science University
Accredited (1980 - present)
Public

78) Oregon Institute of Technology
Accredited (1962 - present)
Public

79) Oregon State University
Accredited (1924 - present)
Public

80) Pacific Lutheran University
Accredited (1936 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

81) Pacific Northwest College of Art
Accredited (1961 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

82) Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Accredited (2017 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

83) Pacific University
Accredited (1929 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

84) Peninsula College
Accredited (1965 - present)
Public

85) Pierce College
Accredited (1972 - present)
Public

86) Portland Community College
Accredited (1970 - present)
Public

87) Portland State University
Accredited (1955 - present)
Public

88) Reed College
Accredited (1920 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

89) Renton Technical College
Accredited (1978 - present)
Public

90) Rocky Mountain College
Accredited (1949 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

91) Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Accredited (2010 - present)
Private (For-Profit)

92) Rogue Community College
Accredited (1976 - present)
Public

93) Roseman University of Health Sciences
Accredited (2008 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

94) Saint Martin’s University
Accredited (1933 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

95) Salish Kootenai College
Accredited (1984 - present)
Tribal
Salt Lake Community College
Accredited (1969 - present)
Public

96) Seattle Central College
Accredited (1970 - present)
Public

97) Seattle Pacific University
Accredited (1933 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

98) Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
Accredited (2020 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

99) Seattle University
Accredited (1935 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

100) Shoreline Community College
Accredited (1966 - present)
Public

101) Sierra Nevada College
Accredited (1977 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

102) Simon Fraser University
Accredited (2015 - present)
Public

103) Skagit Valley College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

104) Snow College
Accredited (1953 - present)
Public

105) South Puget Sound Community College
Accredited (1975 - present)
Public

106) South Seattle College
Accredited (1975 - present)
Public

107) Southern Oregon University
Accredited (1928 - present)
Public

108) Southern Utah University
Accredited (1933 - present)
Public

109) Southwestern Oregon Community College
Accredited (1966 - present)
Public

110) Spokane Community College
Accredited (1967 - present)
Public

111) Spokane Falls Community College
Accredited (1967 - present)
Public

112) Stone Child College
Accredited (1993 - present)
Tribal
Tacoma Community College
Accredited (1967 - present)
Public

113) The College of Idaho
Accredited (1922 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

114) The Evergreen State College
Accredited (1974 - present)
Public

115) The University of Montana Missoula
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

116) The University of Montana Western
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

117) Thompson Rivers University
Accredited (2018 - present)
Public

118) Tillamook Bay Community College
Accredited (2013 - present)
Public

119) Treasure Valley Community College
Accredited (1966 - present)
Public

120) Truckee Meadows Community College
Accredited (1980 - present)
Public

121) Umpqua Community College
Accredited (1970 - present)
Public

122) University of Alaska Anchorage
Accredited (1974 - present)
Public

123) University of Alaska Fairbanks
Accredited (1934 - present)
Public

124) University of Alaska Southeast
Accredited (1983 - present)
Public

125) University of Idaho
Accredited (1918 - present)
Public

126) University of Nevada Las Vegas
Accredited (1964 - present)
Public

127) University of Nevada Reno
Accredited (1938 - present)
Public

128) University of Oregon
Accredited (1918 - present)
Public

129) University of Portland
Accredited (1931 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

130) University of Providence
Accredited (1935 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

131) University of Puget Sound
Accredited (1923 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

132) University of Utah
Accredited (1933 - present)
Public

133) University of Washington
Accredited (1918 - present)
Public

134) University of Western States
Accredited (1986 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

135) Utah State University
Accredited (1924 - present)
Public

136) Utah Valley University
Accredited (1969 - present)
Public

137) Walla Walla Community College
Accredited (1969 - present)
Public

138) Walla Walla University
Accredited (1932 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

139) Warner Pacific University
Accredited (1961 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

140) Washington State University
Accredited (1918 - present)
Public

141) Weber State University
Accredited (1932 - present)
Public

142) Wenatchee Valley College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

143) Western Governors University
Accredited (2003 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

144) Western Nevada College
Accredited (1975 - present)
Public

145) Western Oregon University
Accredited (1924 - present)
Public

146) Western Seminary
Accredited (1969 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

147) Western Washington University
Accredited (1921 - present)
Public

148) Westminster College
Accredited (1936 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

149) Whatcom Community College
Accredited (1976 - present)
Public

150) Whitman College
Accredited (1918 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

151) Whitworth University
Accredited (1933 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

152) Willamette University
Accredited (1924 - present)
Private (Non-Profit)

153) Yakima Valley College
Accredited (1948 - present)
Public

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