Seattle University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The university’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2011 on the basis of a spring 2011 report.
In accordance with NWCCU’s standards and seven-year schedule, Seattle University submitted its Year Three Self-Evaluation Report on March 1st, 2013. Evaluators will conduct a virtual site visit during Spring quarter 2013. Information on the standards is available here.
Year Three Self-Evaluation Report and Summary for the SU Community (2013)
Year One Self Evaluation Report (2011)
Year One Peer Evaluation Report (2011)
STATEMENT ON REGIONAL
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
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