Accreditation
 

Accreditation

Brigham Young University (BYU) is a member institution with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). BYU’s accreditation status is “accreditation reaffirmed.” The NWCCU’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status in 2015 was to reaffirm accreditation. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU 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 that 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 NWCCU 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 the institution's accreditation status should be directed to BYU’s administrative staff. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 200 
Redmond, WA 98052 
(425) 558-4224 
www.nwccu.org 

General Inquiries and Questions: info@nwccu.org

The following organizations have given accreditation to programs or units at the university:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., Applied Science Accreditation Commission
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., Computing Accreditation Commission
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., Engineering Accreditation Commission
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission
  • Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • American Bar Association, Council on the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Accreditation Council
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • International Facility Management Association Foundation, Facility Management Accreditation Commission
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Landcare Network
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation