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
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: