SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) is scheduled for an accreditation site visit on October 26-28, 2016, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the public is invited to participate in the process.
The Commission provides an opportunity for third-party comment concerning the institution's qualifications for accreditation. This notice is an invitation for public comments which should be sent directly to the NWCCU no later than September 17, 2016. Only comments that are submitted in writing and signed will be accepted. Comments should be mailed to:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Attn: Third Party Comment 8060 165th Ave NE, Ste. 100 Redmond, WA 98052
WGU has been accredited continuously by NWCCU since 2003 and its accreditation was re-affirmed by the Commission most recently in 2014. The site evaluation and public comment period are part of the standard accreditation process which provide public assurance of educational quality and institutional integrity.
Established in 1997 with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU now serves 70,000 students nationwide and 65,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. It has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and enabling the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. The University's 2015 Annual Report is now available online.