The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge
through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression.
Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed
to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse
The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs
leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and
associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents on September 19, 2007
Teaching and Learning
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
UAA Community, and
Institutional Accreditation by NWCUU
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 (425)558-4224 www.nwccu.org
Note: This statement is pursuant to NWCCU requirements on disclosure of accreditation
UAA has been accredited by the 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.