Accreditation and Affiliation

The history of the growth of Seattle Pacific University is linked to the educational community of which it is a part. In successive steps from 1921 to 1937, the University was accredited by the Washington State Board of Education. Since 1936, the University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Seattle Pacific is included on the approved list of the American Council on Education and Board of Regents of the State of New York and is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher EducationThe University is also a charter member of the Christian College Consortium and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and its credits are recognized by members of the various regional associations and by leading graduate schools throughout the country.

The University is approved by the U.S. government for education of veterans and their dependents under the applicable public laws.

Business, Government, and Economics

The business programs (undergraduate and graduate) in the School of Business, Government, and Economics are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Dietetics

The dietetics specialization in the food and nutritional sciences program is approved as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the American Dietetic Association. Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in food and nutritional sciences, with the dietetics specialization, qualifies the student for a verification statement from the program director and eligibility to apply for ACEND-accredited dietetic internships, leading to eligibility to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

Education

School of Education certification programs are approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board, and the School Counseling program is also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Engineering

The Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and General Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Music

Seattle Pacific’s Music program is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). It also maintains membership with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Washington University Music Administrators Association (WUMA). The Music Therapy program is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.

Nursing

Seattle Pacific’s nursing programs — undergraduate pre-licensure BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN — are approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Theology

Seattle Pacific’s School of Theology is a member institution of the Association of Free Methodist Educational Institutions and is approved by the Free Methodist Church and other denominations for the collegiate preparation of ministers. Seattle Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110; (412) 788-6505.