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 fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Seattle Pacific is included on the approved list of the American Council on Education and Board of Regents of the State of New York. The 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.
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 approved by the U.S. government for education of veterans and their dependents under the applicable public laws.
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