Dixie State University

Specialized Program Accreditation

University Accreditations

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.

Specialized or programmatic accreditation normally applies to professional schools and individual programs or departments within an institution. Specialized accreditation is typically granted by a number of national organizations, overseen through the U.S. Department of Education. Most of the specialized or programmatic agencies review units within an institution of higher education that is accredited by an institutional accrediting agency. Not all academic programs have an affiliated specialized accrediting body.

Specialized Accredited Programs:

Program

Accrediting Agency/Approving Board

Date of Last Review

Status

Date of Next Review

Dixie State University (Institution)Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the Northwest regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions.Oct. 2015Accredited based on Mid-cycle ReportYear Seven Site Visit/Full Review: Oct. 2020
Automotive Technology (AAS, Certificate)National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificationApr. 2013AccreditedProgram Discontinued
Business (BA/BS Business Administration, Finance & Accounting)Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)Nov. 2015Accredited2025
Dental Hygiene (AAS, BS)Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), under the auspices of the American Dental Association (ADA)Nov. 2014AccreditedFall 2020
Elementary Education (BS)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)Oct. 2015Accredited2022
Emergency Medical Services (AAS, Certificates)Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)Spring 2017AccreditedSpring 2024
Medical Laboratory Science (BS)National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Spring 2015AccreditedFall 2019
Medical Radiography (AAS)Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)Spring 2018AccreditedSpring 2026
Music (BA/BS)National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)July 2015Accredited2020
Nursing (ADN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Feb. 2017AccreditedSpring 2024
Nursing (BSN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Fall 2015AccreditedFall 2023
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)Nov. 2016AccreditedFall 2026
Respiratory Therapy (AAS)Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)Oct. 2011AccreditedFall 2021
Secondary Education (BA, BS)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)Oct. 2015Accredited2022
Surgical Technology (AAS)Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)Feb. 2017AccreditedMay 2027

Contact

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Who To Contact

NWCCU

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Phone: 425-558-4224

Office:
8060 165th Avenue N.E.
Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052