Marylhurst University is Regionally Accredited

Marylhurst University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. We have been accredited by NWCCU since 1977.

Contact Information for NWCCU
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue, NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052-3981

Website: nwccu.org

About Our Accreditation

NWCCU defines accreditation as “a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public.” Accreditation is voluntary and involves a rigorous process of self-study and peer evaluation based on NWCCU’s standards to ensure high quality.

Regional accrediting agencies provide a respected type of accreditation for colleges and universities. Their role as non-profit commissions is to validate the quality of academically oriented, degree-granting colleges and universities.

Specialized Accreditations and Memberships

In addition to meeting our regional accrediting body’s standards, several of our departments and programs have pursued and earned specialized accreditation or approval:

Department of Music
National Association of Schools of Music 

Bachelor of Music Therapy program
American Music Therapy Association 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
B.F.A. in Interior Design Student Achievement

Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling program
American Art Therapy Association 

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Business & Leadership and
Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Studies programs
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
» Additional information about IACBE accreditation
» View recent IACBE annual report

Master of Arts in Teaching program
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Other memberships and associations:

Department of Culture, Media and Communication
National Communication Association

Department of English

Department of Graduate Religious Studies
The Association of Theological Schools

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

In-Depth Accreditation Information

Marylhurst University campusFor more detailed information, read Marylhurst University’s fall 2015 self-study accreditation report on mission, core themes, expectations, resources and capacity. You may also access our fall 2011 report and fall 2012 self-study to understand our original thoughts about the connection between core themes and institutional data.

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