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Accreditation

The University of Idaho is 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 or university is one which 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.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
| 425-558-4224
www.nwccu.org

The University of Idaho was first accredited in 1918 and continues that status today. The university hosted its most recent visit by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Mid-Cycle Evaluation in April 2018.

Schedule of Evaluation:

  • Spring 2021 Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PRFR)
  • Spring 2022 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness (EIE-Year Seven)
  • Spring 2025 Mid-Cycle Evaluation (Year Three)
  • Spring 2028 Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PRFR – Year Six)
  • Spring 2029 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness (EIE-Year Seven)

University of Idaho will be asked to submit spring reports by February 15th.

Download U of I’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation Letter (PDF)

Specialized accreditation of educational programs, departments, or schools, is granted by a number of national organizations. Many programs at the University of Idaho have specialized accreditation.


Physical Address:
Admin, Room 208
Moscow, ID 83844-3163

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3163
Moscow, ID 83844-3163

Phone: 208-885-7995

Fax: 208-885-7998

Email: ir@uidaho.edu

Web: Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation

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