Official Notice: upcoming NWCCU regional accreditation visit (February 2017)

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit of the Concordia University campus in Portland, Ore., April 3-5, 2017. The NWCCU evaluation team will meet with campus students, faculty and staff to evaluate the university’s status in conjunction with the university’s Year Seven Self-Evaluation Report.

Concordia University Portland was initially accredited in 1962 and has continuously maintained its accreditation through NWCCU since that time. Accreditation through NWCCU means that Concordia University meets the commission’s established standards of educational quality and effectiveness.

The last comprehensive campus visit by NWCCU took place in spring 2013 in conjunction with the university’s Year Three Self-Evaluation Report. NWCCU subsequently confirmed the university’s accreditation status in July 2013.

To obtain a copy of Commission Policy A-5, Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations, please visit the Commission’s Operational Policies link located on the Standards and Policies page of its website ( or call the Commission office at 425-558-4224.

Third-party comments regarding accreditation should be sent directly to: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; 8060 165th Ave. N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981. They must be received no later than March 3.

Posted February 1, 2017

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