Creating a Culture of Self-Evaluation and Continuous Improvement

As part of Brigham Young University-Idaho’s regular accreditation process, the University will be hosting representatives from the Northwest Commissions on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) April 21-23, 2021. The NWCCU accreditation team will meet with students, faculty, and staff to perform a comprehensive evaluation for the University’s Year Seven Self-Evaluation process. The University is currently accredited by NWCCU. Continued accreditation means that the Institution meets the commission’s established standards of educational quality and effectiveness for student learning and student achievement.

Brigham Young University-Idaho seeks to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities.  The university does this by

  1. Building testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and fostering its principles in a wholesome academic, cultural, and social environment.
  2. Providing a high-quality education that prepares students of diverse interests and abilities for lifelong learning and employment.
  3. Serving as many students as possible within resource constraints.
  4. Delivering education that is affordable for students and the Church.

To ensure program offerings will aid students in successful learning and achievement opportunities, the university follows standards for success outlined by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and coordinates with the Northwest Commission regularly through a process called accreditation.

Faculty, Students, and Staff are welcome to talk to Boyd Baggett, Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation for more information or to ask questions. His contact number is 208-496-3929 or his email is

Additional information about NWCCU accreditation is available at

Open Zoom Discussion times regarding our upcoming accreditation visits will be held in zoom room #208-496-3929 on the following dates:

Feb. 18  - 4-5 p.m.
Feb. 26  - 8-9 a.m.
Mar. 10 – 9-10 a.m.
Mar. 25 – 4-5 p.m.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding Brigham Young University-Idaho’s qualifications for accreditation. To remain relevant for this year’s site visit, please submit comments by March 20, 2021. Comments should be in writing, signed, and submitted to the following address:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Attn: Third Party Comment
8060 165th Ave NE, Ste 100
Redmond, WA 98052

To obtain a copy of the Commission’s policy regarding “Public Notification and Third Party Comments,” please contact the Commission office at 425-558-4224. The institution has been accredited by the Commission since 1936.