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Accreditation

December 17, 2018

Linfield College is scheduled for a site visit by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation during its Year Seven Self-Study accreditation process.  The visit will take place April 3-5, 2019.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) explains that institutional self-studies are a part of “an ongoing process to understand, evaluate, and improve quality and effectiveness.”  The goal of the process is to provide an evaluation of the overall quality of Linfield’s educational programs with a specific focus on student learning outcomes.

Linfield College has been accredited continuously by NWCCU since receiving initial accreditation in 1928, having been most recently reaffirmed in the Fall of 2011. 

As part of the process, comments from the public are invited and considered with regard to Linfield’s qualification for accreditation.  Signed, written public comments should be submitted to NWCCU and will be forwarded, as received, to the institution, the evaluation committee, and the Commission.  Comments are due to the Commission no later than March 3, 2019.

Mail comments to:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE  Suite 100
Redmond WA  98052
(425) 558-4224

To obtain a copy of Commission Policy A-5, Public Notification and Third-Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations, contact the NWCCU office (425-558-4224) or visit their website at www.nwccu.org.

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Accreditation Details

Linfield College 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 accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and 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 Washington Student Achievement Council. The college maintains affiliation with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.

Linfield College 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 College 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 Bodies

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224
www.nwccu.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-2460
www.naeyc.org
Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224-7012
(971) 673-0685
www.oregon.gov/OSBN
National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700
http://nasm.arts-accredit.org 
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120
(202) 463-6930
www.aacn.nche.edu
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 733-9700
www.caate.net 
Teachers Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-1012
(503) 378-3586
www.oregon.gov/tspc
American Chemical Society Approved Program
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 227-5558
www.acs.org

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization: www.osac.state.or.us/oda

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