City University of Seattle Accreditation

City University of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional accreditation serves as the most important means of assuring the quality of higher education through rigorous peer-review and evaluation. CityU has maintained continuous accreditation with the Commission since 1978, earning reaffirmation of accreditation in its last ten-year review in 2010. Members of the accreditation review visited locations in Washington State, Europe, Mexico, and Canada.

As part of this comprehensive accreditation review, CityU invited its students, alumni, representatives of organizations which employ its graduates, community leaders, and members of the general public to comment directly to the Commission regarding their experience with the university. As a result of this process and subsequent reviews, CityU’s certificate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs are all regionally accredited.

All comments were mailed to the Commission at the following address:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E.
Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052-3981
United States of America


Alberta, Canada
This program is offered pursuant to the written approval of the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology effective September 1, 2009 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

British Columbia, Canada
The term "university" is used under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education effective April 11, 2007, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister.


 
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