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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

We're all about your success.

16 to 1

Student/Professor Ratio

Your professors know
you and since they teach
only one class at a time,
you and your success
are their singular concern.

96%

Completion Rate

First-time freshmen
at Montana Western
complete an incredible
96 percent
of their courses.

80%

Grad Increase

Montana Western has
increased the number
of students receiving
degrees by 80 percent
in the last 10 years.

80%

Grad Placement

Nearly 80 percent
of Montana Western
graduates find employment
in Montana within one year
of graduation.