Whitworth University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the institutional accrediting body in the Northwest.
Whitworth University has formal authority from the state of Washington to offer undergraduate and graduate education programs through the master's degree under Washington Student Achievement Council approval Section 3675, Chapter 36, Title 38, U.S. Code (Eligibility Requirement 2).
The Whitworth Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The College of Nursing of Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, and Whitworth University is approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing and the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education. The Whitworth Athletic Training Education Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Whitworth is also a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of American Colleges, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
For all questions regarding Whitworth's accrediting bodies, accreditation processes, and pertinent documentation, please contact the Whitworth Office of Academic Affairs: