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The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will be conducting a Year 7 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness at University of Western States (UWS) April 24-26, 2023. UWS is currently accredited by NWCCU, having received no recommendations at its 2019 Mid-Cycle Accreditation review. Comments regarding the upcoming Year 7 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness can be directed to:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052

Comments may also be submitted via this electronic submission link.

NWCCU accepts third party comments up to ten days prior to the start date of the evaluation visit.

Welcome to University of Western States

Founded in 1904 in Portland, Oregon, University of Western States today is an independent nonprofit university, accredited both institutionally and programmatically, comprising a diverse student body and offering highly focused and renowned programs in the areas of chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, sports medicine, sport and performance psychology and clinical mental health counseling.

We are known for our evidence-informed approach to whole-person care that combines research, strong academics and the inclusion of the practitioner’s knowledge and the patient’s or client’s personal experience in pursuing courses of treatment and evolving the way health care is administered. This is underscored by our network of clinics, in which professionals and interns serve the local community.

We are located in Portland, Oregon, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and we offer our doctoral and master’s programs both on campus and online.

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