BYU-Idaho received candidate status for accreditation as a baccalaureate granting institution with the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges in 2001 and will be reviewed for full accreditation in 2004. In 1999 Ricks College was renewed as a fully accredited two year school.
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board Authorization:
Brigham Young University – Idaho is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree Authorization Act. This authorization in valid until January 2, 2005 and authorizes Brigham Young University-Idaho to offer the student teaching portion of the following degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the board at P.O Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.