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
|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||Program Discontinued|
|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 2020|
|Medical Radiography (AAS)||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT)||Spring 2018 Pending||Accredited||Spring 2026|
|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|