NWCCU Accreditation

NWCCU Accreditation

Willamette 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 students 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

Willamette University Accreditation Press Release

Accreditation Core Themes

Willamette University is a community

  • Of collaborative educators committed to rigorous education.
  • That cultivates an authentic engagement with place.
  • That promotes transformation of knowledge into action in ways that lead to lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.

NWCCU Year One Reaffirm Notice

The Comprehensive NWCCU Year 1 Reaffirm Notice is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

NWCCU Year One Self-Evaluation Report

The Comprehensive NWCCU Year One Self-evaluation Report is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report

The Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

Comprehensive Peer-Evaluation Report

The Comprehensive Peer-Evaluation Report is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above. This report was written by the accreditation review team after they had read the Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report and visited campus in April, 2011.

NWCCU Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter (Aug. 2, 2011)

This letter from the NWCCU president to Willamette president reaffirming Willamette's accreditation is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

Related Links

NWCCU Year One Reaffirm Notice

The Comprehensive NWCCU Year 1 Reaffirm Notice is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

NWCCU Year One Self-Evaluation Report

The Comprehensive NWCCU Year One Self-evaluation Report is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

NWCCU Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter
(Aug. 2, 2011)

This letter from the NWCCU president to Willamette's president reaffirming Willamette's accreditation is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.

Comprehensive Peer-Evaluation Report

The Comprehensive Peer-Evaluation Report is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above. This report was written by the accreditation review team after they had read the Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report and visited campus in April, 2011.

Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report

The Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report is available for review by current Willamette community members using the link above.