Utah Tech University located in St. George, Utah has been accredited continuously by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since receiving initial accreditation on September 1, 1945. The Commission most recently reaffirmed the accreditation of the institution in Fall 2020 on the basis of an Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness. The institution’s next comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for Fall 2027.
Institutional accreditation is a process for verifying an educational institution’s mission fulfillment, effectiveness, performance, integrity, and quality. Institutions accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities are required to examine their own missions, goals, operations, and achievements. The Commission then provides expert analysis by peer evaluators, and later, commendations for accomplishments and recommendations for improvement from the accrediting body. Since the accreditation status of an institution is reviewed periodically, institutions are encouraged toward continued self-study and improvement.
The accreditation granted to Utah Tech University, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University is not partial. It applies to the entire institution in operation at the time of the most recent comprehensive evaluation. It indicates that the institution as a whole is substantially achieving its mission and that it meets the Commission’s expectations for compliance with the accreditation criteria.
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 - www.nwccu.org
|Program||Accrediting Agency/Approving Board||Date of Last Review||Status||Date of Next Review|
|Utah Tech University (Institution)||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the Northwest regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions||2020||Reaffirmation of accreditation based on comprehensive self-study in 2020||Fall 2023: Mid-cycle Review|
|Business (BA/BS Business Administration, Finance & Accounting)||Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)||Nov. 2015||Accredited||2025|
|Dental Hygiene (BS)||Commission on Dental Accreditation||Fall 2014||Accredited||November 2022 (Successful Site Visit – Meets or exceeds all standards) Next Site Visit Fall 2029|
|Elementary Education (BS)||Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC||Oct. 2015||Accredited||2022|
|Emergency Medical Services (EMT, EMT Advance, and Paramedic)||Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)||Fall 2017||Accredited||Spring 2024|
|Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate||National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching||Summer 2022||Accredited||Summer 2025|
|Master of Athletic Training||Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)||Spring 2022||Accredited||Spring 2025|
|Medical Laboratory Science (BS)||National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)||Spring 2020||Accredited||Spring 2030|
|Medical Radiography (AAS)||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)||Spring 2018||Accredited||Spring 2026|
|Music (BA/BS)||National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)||Spring 2021||Accredited||Spring 2026|
|Nursing (AASN)||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)||Spring 2017||Accredited||Fall 2023|
|Nursing (BSN)||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)||Fall 2015||Accredited||Fall 2023|
|Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)||Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)||Fall 2016||Accredited||Fall 2026|
|Population Health - Long Term Care Administration Emphasis (BS)||National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)||Summer 2022||Accredited||Summer 2027|
|Respiratory Therapy (BS)||Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)||Spring 2023||Accredited||Fall 2033|
|Secondary Education (BA, BS)||Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)||Oct. 2015||Accredited||2022|
|Surgical Technology (AAS)||Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)||Fall 2021||Accredited||Fall 2031|