Accreditation

Dixie State University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1945. DSU’s latest reaffirmation of accreditation was awarded for its Comprehensive Self-study and site visit in Fall 2012.  In January 2014, the institution had its Year One Mission and Core Theme Report approved and in January 2016, its Mid-cycle Report was approved. The next Comprehensive Self-study and site visit will take place in Fall 2020.

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.

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.

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. Individuals may also contact: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA  98052 - (425) 558-4224 - www.nwccu.org

University Accreditations

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. 2015 Accredited based on Mid-cycle Report Year Seven Site Visit/Full Review: Oct. 2020
Automotive Technology (AAS, Certificate) National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification Apr. 2013 Accredited Spring 2018
Business (BA/BS Business Administration, Finance & Accounting) Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Nov. 2015 Accredited 2025
Dental Hygiene (AAS, BS) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), under the auspices of the American Dental Association (ADA) Nov. 2014 Accredited Fall 2020
Elementary Education (BS) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Oct. 2015 Accredited 2022
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 2017 Accredited Spring 2024
Medical Laboratory Science (BS) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Spring 2015 Accredited Spring 2019
Medical Radiography (AAS) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) Jan. 2010 Accredited Spring 2018
Music (BA/BS) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) July 2015 Accredited 2020
Nursing (ADN) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Feb. 2017 Accredited Spring 2024
Nursing (BSN) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Fall 2015 Accredited Fall 2023
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), division of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Nov. 2016 Accredited Fall 2026
Respiratory Therapy (AAS) Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Oct. 2011 Accredited Fall 2021
Secondary Education (BA, BS) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Oct. 2015 Accredited 2022
Surgical Technology (AAS) Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) Feb. 2017 Accredited May 2027