NWCCU - Institutional Accreditation
Weber State University Call for Third-Party Comments to NWCCU
Weber State University (WSU) will host an evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for its seven-year, cyclical "Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness" accreditation review on October 18-20, 2021. WSU's last full-scale accreditation evaluation was in October 2014. That visit resulted in reaffirmation of accreditation
WSU and NWCCU invite third-party comments concerning the institution's qualifications for accreditation. All comments must be in writing and signed. Anonymous or unsigned comments will not be accepted. The Commission must receive comments no later than September 18, 2021. All signed comments will be forwarded, as received, to Weber State University, the evaluation committee and the Commission. For your convenience, comments may be submitted electronically at this site.
Third-party comments may be sent to the Commission office at:
ATTN: Third Party Comment
8060 165th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 980-52
Weber State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
In describing the role of accreditation, NWCCU has stated:
Institutional accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. In the United States this recognition is extended largely through nongovernmental, voluntary membership associations that establish accreditation criteria, evaluate institutions against that criteria, and approving institutions that meet the criteria.
Institutions accredited or pre-accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities are required to examine their own missions, goals, operations, and achievements. It then provides expert analysis by peer evaluators, and, later, commendations for accomplishments and recommendations for improvement from the accrediting body. Since the accreditation status of an institution is reviewed periodically, institutions are encouraged toward continued self-study and improvement.