Dixie State University

Specialized Program Accreditation

Dixie State University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1945. DSU’s latest affirmation of accreditation was awarded January 8, 2014, on the basis of its Year One Mission and Core Theme Report.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through 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.

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. 2013AccreditedSpring 2018
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) July 2010AccreditedFall 2015
Medical Laboratory Science (BS)National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Spring 2015AccreditedSpring 2019
Medical Radiography (AAS)Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) Jan. 2010AccreditedSpring 2018
Music (BA/BS)Music (BA/BS) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)July 2015Accredited2020
Nursing (ADN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)July 2009AccreditedSpring 2017
Nursing (BSN)Nursing (BSN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Fall 2015AccreditedFall 2023
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), division of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)Nov. 2011AccreditedFall 2016
Respiratory Therapy (AAS)Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)Oct. 2011AccreditedFall 2021
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 (Certificate)Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)May 2009AccreditedMay 2019

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