Assessment and Accreditation
Montana State University Billings offers pre-professional and certification programs and awards degrees at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree levels. MSU Billings also offers post-master's (non-degree) supervisor endorsement programs.
Academic Accreditation: Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by NWCCU is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558‐4224 www.nwccu.org
Accreditation by NWCCU refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like “fully accredited” or “this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” or “this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” are incorrect and should not be used.
MSUB is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for preparing elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors through the Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees and the Master of Science in Special Education degree. MSU Billings is also accredited by:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- Council on Rehabilitation Education
City College programs are approved by:
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
- Montana Board of Nursing
- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
- Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
- International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
- Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions
The MSUB Student Health Services Department is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
Please note that all information about courses and degree offerings within this website are subject to change at any time.