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Successful Campus Visit Results in Reaffirmation of Multnomah's Accreditation


The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) reaffirmed Multnomah University's accreditation after a comprehensive evaluation and site visit. As a regional accrediting association of postsecondary institutions, NWCCU has accredited Multnomah since 2005.

NWCCU accreditation enables higher transferability of credits for students and graduates to nearly any institution of higher education. The reaffirmation of this accreditation applies to all divisions within Multnomah University, including Multnomah Bible CollegeMultnomah Biblical Seminary, and Multnomah Graduate Studies.


Dr. Sandra Elman, president of NWCCU, said, "The Commission commends members of [Multnomah's] staff, faculty, and administration for their notable commitment to student care and development characterized by a high level of personal concern and individual attention."


"Regional accreditation continues to be an important facet of our institutional profile," Dr. Dave Funk, director of institutional effectiveness said. "Together with our national accreditations (ATS and ABHE), NWCCU accreditation represents our continuing commitment to excellence in biblical education. We seek to please the Lord in our academic endeavors, so this reaffirmation of regional accreditation is a positive testimony of our effort to provide students a quality educational experience."

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About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon, with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada, and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminarygraduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and anonline distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.