Accreditation

Marylhurst University – Regionally Accredited

Marylhurst University announced in May 2018 that the university would close by the end of the year; the last classes were offered summer term 2018. With the exception of the forthcoming announcement of the custodian institution, this website is no longer actively maintained; the information presented here is for archival purposes.

Marylhurst University

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.

Contact Information for NWCCU

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

Website: nwccu.org

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.

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.

Academic Programs

Department of Music
National Association of Schools of Music 

Bachelor of Music Therapy program
American Music Therapy Association 

Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling program
American Art Therapy Association
National Board of Certified Counselors

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

Department of English
Modern Language Association
The Association for Writers & Writing Programs

Department of Graduate Religious Studies
The Association of Theological Schools

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

School of Business
Marylhurst University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
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