The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities re-affirms WWU accreditation

NWCCU Accreditation: The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) re-affirmed university accreditation after a comprehensive evaluation process that started in early 2016 with preparation of a self-study report and culminated with a NWCCU on-site visit in spring 2017.

The final report commended the university for its commitment to undergraduate education with a strong liberal arts foundation, for high level of faculty engagement in governance and decision-making processes, for its commitment to reach out to its communities, and for the commitment and intentionality that the Board of Trustees brings to its work. The recommendations primarily centered in two areas: to re-evaluate core themes and goals as Western works on its new strategic plan to ensure alignment, and to more effectively use data to demonstrate that the institution is achieving and advancing its mission and core themes.