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Regional Accreditation

The University of Alaska Southeast is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education (8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, Washington 98052; phone (425) 558-4224).

Specialized Accreditations

Teacher Education

The School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), previously known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

This accreditation covers initial and advanced teacher preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. CAEP is recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

Health Information Management

The Health Information Management Associate Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


Accreditation Resources

For resources on the accreditation process to include: timelines, committee and assignments, 1999 UAS Accreditation Self-Study Report and sample self-study reports visit the Provost website.

Our Mission

Student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska. Visit the Strategic Plan to find out more...


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