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Montana Western is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The accrediting body, the largest 
in the country, includes 163 colleges in the seven-state region.

According to NWCCU, regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public.

Accreditation or preaccreditation by a postsecondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.

Ad-Hoc Self Evaluation Report: In response to a NWCCU request, the ad hoc report addresses mission fulfillment and assessment of learning outcomes for developmental education, general education, and academic programs.

NWCCU Response to Ad Hoc Report
Ad Hoc Report

Comprehensive Evaluation Committee Report: In accordance with a 10-year comprehensive accreditation review, this report details NWCCU's findings, commendations and recommendations to UMW based on a university self-study and NWCCU's 2010 campus visit.

Evaluation Committee Report

UMW 2010 Comprehensive Self-Study: This report, prepared by the UMW Accreditation Steering Committee, gives a general overview of Montana Western and addresses NWCCU's nine accreditation standards.

Montana Western Self Study

Only at Montana Western.

X oneMontana Western is the only public college in the country to offer a block scheduling program. We call this innovative program Experience One (X1).

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Help us celebrate.

You are cordially invited to join us in a celebration of the remarkable success of Experience One and the inauguration of Chancellor Beth Weatherby Oct. 3.

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