LeavesNorthwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Accreditation

Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


Accreditation is conducted through a cycle of continual improvement. Each institution demonstrates their ability to meet a set of standards through their own mission and core themes. The focus of accreditation is on student learning and sustainable educational processes. Each institution conducts a self-study and produces progressively more comprehensive reports during the seven-year cycle, reports are due in Year One, Mid-Cycle (Year Three) and Year Seven. The Mid-Cycle and Year Seven evaluation also includes a site visit by an evaluation committee appointed by the NWCCU, comprised of academic peers from institutions outside of the state. The NWCCU commission reviews self-study reports, reviews reports by the evaluation committee, and determines all actions related to institutional accreditation.


For further information about the accreditation process, please visit the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities .

Susan Agre-Kippenhan VP for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty/NWCCU Liaison