As Printed in the 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog (updated on April 20, 1999)


The history of the growth of SPU 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 fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. It is on the approved list of the American Council on Education and Board of Regents of the State of New York, and its credits are recognized by members of the various regional associations and by leading graduate schools throughout the country. SPU is a charter member of the Christian College Consortium and is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

The University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) at both basic (undergraduate) and advanced (graduate) levels. The University is a member of the Association of American Colleges and of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. It is fully accredited by the Washington State Board of Education for preparation of elementary and secondary teachers.

The dietetics specialization in the food and nutritional sciences program is currently granted approval by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 216 West Jackson Blvd Chicago, Illinois, 60606-6995 (312) 899-4876. This means a graduate of SPU with dietetic specialization is eligible to apply for a dietetic internship in another institution. After the dietetic internship taken elsewhere, the student is "RD Eligible." The student can then take the registration examination. If passed, the student becomes a Registered Dietitian.

The undergraduate nursing curriculum is accredited by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and both the undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing. Is in the process of becoming accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

SPU is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Seattle Pacific meets the requirements of the Commission on Christian Education of the Free Methodist Church for preparation of ministers and missionaries and is also approved by the department of Christian Education of the Free Methodist Church and other denominations for the collegiate preparation of ministers.

The University is a member of the AACSB—The International Association of Managerial Education and the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The University is approved by the United States Government for education of veterans and their dependents under the applicable public laws.

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