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U participating in accreditation process

The U has continuously maintained its accreditation through NWCCU since 1933.

The University of Utah is preparing for its seven-year cycle of institutional self-evaluation assessment as a part of its accreditation process with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit at the U on Oct. 19-21, during which time the evaluation team, led by faculty and staff from peer institutions in the NWCCU region, will meet with campus students, faculty and staff to evaluate the U’s accreditation status.

In preparation for the on-site accreditation review, the U has prepared a draft Year Seven Evidence of Institutional Effectiveness (EIE) Self Study, as required by NWCCU. The accreditation committee is seeking feedback from the U community on the draft EIE report, which must be emailed to accreditation-2022@utah.edu by 5 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2022.

The U has continuously maintained its accreditation through NWCCU since 1933. Accreditation through NWCCU means that the U meets the commission’s established standards of educational quality and effectiveness. The last comprehensive campus visit by NWCCU took place in the fall of 2018, in conjunction with the U’s Mid-Cycle Self Evaluation Report. NWCCU previously reaffirmed the U’s accreditation status in February 2016. Past accreditation documents and more information are available online.