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U.S. Regional Accreditation (NWCCU)

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region.  It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed. Accreditation qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid. The University of Washington is accredited as a single institution. Please review the Year Seven Evaluation Report to the Northwest Commission on College and Universities for detailed information regarding the five standards evaluated as part of the 2013 accreditation visit.

Academic Program Review

A review of each UW Tacoma School including its graduate and undergraduate degree programs is required at least every ten years. These reviews are managed by the UW Graduate School. Further information is available at https://grad.uw.edu/for-faculty-and-staff/program-review/

Professional Program Accreditation

 Specialized and professional accreditation in the United States certifies the academic quality of a specific degree program, ensuring that students receive an education consistent with standards of practice for that field or discipline.  UW Tacoma programs hold the following accreditations:

Academic Program

Accreditation Body

Last Review

Next Review

Business Administration (BA, MBA)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International, the Association for Management Education)

2016

2021

Computer Engineering & Systems (BS)

Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET)

2016

2022

Computer Science & Systems (BS)

Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET)

2019

2023

Education (Teacher Certification & Education Administrator Certification
Professional Certificate Program)

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI); Washington Professional Educator’s Standard Board (PESB)

2017

2022

Information Technology (BS)

Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET)

2016

2022

Nursing (BSN and MN)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

2019

2029

Social Work (BASW, MSW)

Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

2013

2021