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Accreditations and Affiliations

Northwestern is an accredited institution, which certifies that high academic standards are being met and recognized across the higher education industry. Accreditation also enables students to qualify for additional financial aid and transfer credits more easily.

Higher Learning Commission
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Chicago, IL 60604

University of Northwestern is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about the Fall 2018 Reaffirmation of Accreditation visit.

This means credits earned at Northwestern are recognized by other colleges and universities. You may read the 2009 institutional self-study report that was part of our most recent reaccreditation process.

Northwestern students are eligible for all federally-funded financial aid programs and other aid programs.

University of Northwestern is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Other accreditations and affiliations

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    Institutional Review Board

    Any research that involves human participants must be approved by the institutional review board. Learn more about the process, including requirements and contact information.

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  • Office of Academic Affairs

    Our goal as an academic institution is to provide an education that is rigorous and biblical, preparing students to grow intellectually and spiritually, serve effectively in their professions, and...

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    Assessment Information

    The Office of Assessment provides insights about students, outcomes, and effectiveness to the institution.

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    Academic Administration

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