Southern Utah University to host accreditation evaluation team

Student cheering section at an SUU football game, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University will host an evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for its seven-year, cyclical, comprehensive accreditation review on April 16-19.

Due to COVID-19, the visit and interviews will be conducted virtually using the Zoom online platform. SUU’s last full-scale accreditation evaluation was in March 2014. The visit resulted in reaffirmation of accreditation.

According to SUU, accreditation is valuable because it indicates that the institution of higher education engages in comprehensive planning and external evaluation; that its academic programs meet important quality standards; that credits and degrees awarded by the institution are recognized by other colleges and universities; and that students enrolled at the institution are eligible to receive important forms of financial assistance, including grants, scholarships and loans.

SUU and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities invite third-party comments concerning the institution’s qualifications for accreditation. All comments must be in writing and signed. Anonymous or unsigned comments will not be accepted. All comments should be mailed directly to: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 200, Redmond, WA, 98052. Comments must be received no later than March 16.

To learn more about accreditation, visit SUU’s website or the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities website.

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