Institutional Accreditation Status

UAA has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), one of six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, since 1974. UAA's accreditation status applies to all campuses of UAA, including Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, Matanuska-Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College. 

Institutional accreditation is regularly reviewed and renewed (or "reaffirmed") by the NWCCU. This occurs through regular reports and site visits. UAA's institutional accreditation was last reaffirmed in early 2012, as a result of an accreditation report in September 2011. This report began a new accreditation cycle that will run from 2011-2017. 

UAA is at the end of its seven-year cycle and, in fall 2018, will be visited by a review team from NWCCU. To learn more about the Institutional Self-Study process and preparations, please visit the Self-Study page.

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Accreditation Resources



Institutional Accreditation by NWCCU

The University of Alaska Anchorage is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). 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 accreditation 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

Note: This statement is pursuant to NWCCU requirements on disclosure of accreditation status.

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