Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Toggle Navigation Menu
The top of Pioneer Hall through vibrant fall leaves on the trees.

Accreditation and Approval of Programs


Linfield University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation is granted to certain of the college’s individual programs.

The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Linfield University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The education program is approved for training of elementary and secondary teachers by the State of Oregon’s Teachers Standards and Practices Commission. The education department also operates the Linfield Pre-Kindergarten program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Association.

Programs offered online through Online and Continuing Education are authorized by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) Initiative. The college maintains affiliation with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.

Linfield University reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, change fees, change the calendar and rules regarding admission and graduation requirements, and change any other regulations affecting the student body. Changes shall become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and shall, at the discretion of such authorities, apply not only to prospective students but also to those who at that time are matriculated in the college.

Linfield University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or physical handicap or other disabling condition in its educational programs, admission, activities or employment policies.

Addresses of Accrediting and Approving Bodies

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224-7012

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Teachers Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-1012

National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664

American Chemical Society Approved Program
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization:

For resources to resolve complaints, grievances and other problems, please review Linfield University’s Consumer Information page.