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College and Program Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities

National College of Natural Medicine is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 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 the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 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 the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
425.558.4224

For more information download:

NCNM Three-Year Self-Evaluation Report to NWCCU, March 2014

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities:  A Peer-Evaluation Report 2011


Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
The degree program in naturopathic medicine is programmatically accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a specialized accrediting agency.

CNME
P.O. Box 178
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413.528.8877


Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
NCNM’s MSOM and MAc programs are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. ACAOM is a specialized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

ACAOM
8941 Aztec Drive, Suite 2
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Phone: 952.212.2434

Both programmatic accreditors are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree program is additionally approved by the California Board of Acupuncture and the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (allowing graduates to sit for their state licensing exams).

For further information regarding programs at the National College of Natural Medicine, please contact:
Office of Admissions
National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street, Portland, OR  97201
Phone 503.552.1660