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Nevada State University is regionally 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 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. The criteria for NWCCU accreditation can be found on the NWCCU website.

Inquiries regarding Nevada State University’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the Office of the Provost. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 558-4224

Current Accreditation Cycle

Fall 2022 Mid-Cycle Review
Fall 2025 Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review report
Fall 2026 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness