Office of the Provost

Accreditation

Southern Utah 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 university. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Accreditation Timetable for Southern Utah University

Year 1 Report Year 7 Report
Standard One Comprehensive Review and site visit April 9-11, 2014 by peer evaluation team
Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations (Standard 1)

Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations (Standard 1)

Resources and Capacity (Standard 2)

Planning and Implementation (Standard 3)

Effectiveness and Improvement (Standard 4)

Mission Fulfillment, Adaptation, and Sustainability (Standard 5)

March 2, 2015

 Feb 19, 2014 (completed)

Year-One Report - In Progress
Access the 2014 online version of SUU's self-evaluation report for NWCCU.

For more information about the NWCCU accreditation process, contact James Sage, SUU Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). Call 435-586-7703 or e-mail jamessage@suu.edu or go to the NWCCU website.