State Regulatory Authorizations

Northwest Nazarene University believes in the transformation of lives through quality educational programs regardless of their mode of delivery (face-to-face, online, or in a blended format). In furtherance of this mission, NNU became a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) in 2015. SARA membership entails both program quality and consumer protection standards and benefits both students and institutions who are members. For more information on SARA, please see the NC-SARA website.

We are please to report that all 50 US states are SARA approved states with NNU, except California which is "authorized or exempt from authorization."

NNU has been accredited since 1931 and currently holds institutional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Many programs at NNU also hold professional/specialized accreditation. Please reference our Accreditation page for more information.