Warner Pacific University is accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

What is Accreditation?

“Accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. In the United States this recognition is extended largely through nongovernmental, voluntary membership associations that establish accreditation criteria, evaluate institutions against that criteria, and approve institutions that meet the criteria.”

Standard One – Student Success and Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
Standard Two – Governance, Resources, and Capacity

Accreditation Updates

  • September 15, 2022: Ad hoc Financial Review Report
  • February 27, 2023: NWCCU Decision on FRR:
    Recommendations Substantially in Compliance but in Need of Improvement
    The Commission recommends that Warner Pacific University:
    Recommendation 2: Spring 2020 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness – Demonstrate short and longterm financial health and stability by strategically growing enrollment, controlling expenses, and becoming less dependent on unrestricted giving to cover operating deficits. (2020 Standard(s) 2.E.1;2.E.2)”

Imminent Reports and Visit (Spring 2023)

Mid-cycle Review (Formative Evaluation for Institutional Readiness for Year Seven Review)

  • March 16, 2023 Mid-cycle review self-study report submitted
  • Mock mid-cycle review visit: Spring – March 21 (academic year 2022-23)
  • Mid-cycle review visit: Spring – April 27-28 (academic year 2022-23)
  • WPU Mid-Cycle Visit Schedule

Currently Scheduled Future Reports and Visits in Current Cycle

  • Mid-Cycle Review Spring 2023
    • Recommendation 1: Spring 2020 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Annual Reports
  • Financial Resources Review Spring 2024
    • Recommendation 2: Spring 2020 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Year 6 – Standard 2 – Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review Spring 2026
  • Year 7 – Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness Spring 2027

Institutional Reports

Institutional Reports submitted in the 2022-23 academic year
NWCCU Decision Letters
Notification Letter 2023
Notification Letter 2022
Notification Letter 2021
Reaffirmation Letter 2020

Related Documents
WPU Mission Statement
WPU Core Themes
WPU Values
Strategic Plan
Catalog (2022-23)
Mock Review to Prepare for NWCCU Mid-Cycle Site Visit- March 21, 2023
Response Action Timeline (Internal)
APPENDIX G & H Combined

Program Accreditation



Vandana Nandakumar
Director of Accreditation and Planning
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)