Dixie State University of Utah is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Institutional accreditation is a process for verifying an education institutions’ mission fulfillment, effectiveness, performance, integrity, and quality. Institutions accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities are required to examine their own missions, goals, operations, and achievements. The Commission then provides expert analysis by peer evaluators, and later, commendations for accomplishments and recommendations for improvement from the accrediting body. Since the accreditation status of an institution is reviewed periodically, institutions are encouraged toward continued self-study and improvement.
The accreditation granted to Dixie State University, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University is not partial. It applies to the entire institution in operation at the time of the most recent comprehensive evaluation. It indicates that the institution as a whole is substantially achieving its mission and that it meets the Commission’s expectations for compliance with the accreditation criteria.
Specialized accreditation of certain professional schools and individual educations programs is granted by a number of national organizations, each representing a professional area such as business, dental hygiene, education, or nursing. Though each of these organizations has its distinctive definitions of eligibility, criteria for accreditation, and operating procedures, accreditation by a specializing accrediting agency is one means of assuring quality of the accredited programs. Dixie State University has a number of academic programs with specialized or professional accreditation. Click here to view Dixie’s programs with specialized or professional accreditation.