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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation and Memberships

Seattle University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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 student s 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

The following academic and professional bodies accredit specific programs within the university (see individual college, school or program websites for more information):


AACSB International—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
American Bar Association
Association of Theological Schools
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Social Work Education
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering)
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


American Chemical Society
American Medical Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Washington State Board of Education
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission


American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association of Higher Education
American College Personnel Association
American Council on Education
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Theological Library Association
Association for Student Judicial Affairs
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWN)
Association of American Colleges
Association of American Law Schools
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of College and University Housing Officers–International
Association of Governing Boards
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
The College Board
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW)
Institute for International Education
International Federation of Catholic Universities
Jesuit Education in Business Network
Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Association of College Admission Counselors
National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National League for Nursing
Nonproft Academic Centers Council
Northwest Association of Private College and University Libraries
Orbis Cascade Alliance
Pacific Northwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO)
Principles for Responsible Management Education
Private Registrars of Washington (PROW)
Washington Council on High School-College Relations
Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN)