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"Mountains of data that never get digested or used to improve programs represent a monumental waste of faculty/staff energy and good will."

 Task Force on Assessment, Willamette U.

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MARCH 1 2015



Brigham Young University - Idaho is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.


Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.


Inquiries regarding the institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff at BYU-Idaho.  The Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) at Brigham Young University - Idaho is:


Boyd Baggett, ALO
218 TAY
Brigham Young University - Idaho
(208) 496 3929


Individuals may also contact:


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



Links to Accreditation Documents and Materials


Accreditation Reports (New Standards)


Accreditation Materials and Resources




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