Institutional Accreditation

Weber State University is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU accreditation follows a 7 year cycle with interim reporting and visits from peers.

From the NWCCU website:

"Institutions accredited or preaccredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities are required to examine their own missions, goals, operations, and achievements. The Commission 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."

When accreditation is granted, it applies to the entire institution and indicates that "the institution as a whole is substantially achieving its mission and that it meets the Commission's expectations for compliance with the accreditation criteria."


Program Accreditation

Many degree programs at Weber State University are accredited through national organizations, each of which represents a professional area. Each organization has unique requirements, processes, and eligibility requirements, but all are a means of assuring program quality.