The University of Oregon is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process.
The UO was reaffirmed in July 2013 on the basis for the spring 2013 Year Three Resources and Capacity Evaluation.
Regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. The University of Oregon is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation is also granted to individual units by other national organizations.
UO is on a seven-year accreditation cycle beginning in 2011 and ending in 2017. The NWCCU evaluates universities on five different accreditation standards. These standards serve as indicators by which institutions engage in self evaluation and evaluation by peers.
Documents and reports related to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accreditation cycles are archived and available for review. Presently, documents are available for the 1997-2007 accreditation cycle, and the 2008-2010 post-evaluation period.