Accreditation

Accreditation

  • Seattle University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  The university’s accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2013.  

    July 2013 reaffirmation letter from NWCCU
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    STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ACCREDITATION

    Seattle University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through  accreditation. 

    Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to student s who attend the institution. 

    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: 

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
    Redmond, WA 98052
    (425) 558-4224
    www.nwccu.org