Upcoming Evaluations

Notification of the Opportunity for Comment:

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities represents the Commission’s judgment that an institution is satisfactorily achieving its mission and educational purposes and that it meets or exceeds the Commission’s standards of quality and effectiveness.

The Commission values information provided by students, employees, and others in determining whether an institution’s performance is consistent with the Standards of Accreditation and Commission policies and procedures. As a general rule, third-party comments are usually general comments of a substantive nature about a member institution.

Individuals should review the Communication with Accreditation Constituencies Policy for more information on communicating comments on member institutions. If, after reviewing the policy, you have questions or are unsure of the procedures to follow in submitting a comment, please feel free to contact the Commission office.

The Commission hereby notifies students, employees and members of the public regarding the opportunity for third party comments about the following member institutions with upcoming Year Seven, Initial Candidacy, Interim Candidacy, or Initial Accreditation evaluations. Third Party Comments are not accepted for Mid-Cycle evaluations. For all other evaluations, third party comments must be received ten days before the evaluation. Third Party Comments are not accepted via email. 

Third party comments may be submitted to the Commission office either physically or using an online form.

To submit a comment via mail, please send to the Commission office at:

Attn: Third Party Comment
8060 165th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052

Spring 2023

Bates Technical CollegeEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
Bryan UniversityCandidacy Review
Clackamas Community CollegeEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
College of Eastern IdahoEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
New Saint Andrews CollegeCandidacy Review
North Seattle CollegeEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
Oregon Institute of TechnologyEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
Seattle Pacific UniversityEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
Simon Fraser UniversityEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
Umpqua Community CollegeEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Western StatesEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
Western Oregon UniversityEvaluation of Institutional Effectiveness