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The U.S has no federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over post-secondary educational institutions in this country. The states assume varying degrees of control over education, but, in general, institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy. As a consequence, American educational institutions can vary widely in the character and quality of their programs.

In order to insure a basic level of quality, the practice of accreditation arose in the United States as a means of conducting nongovernmental, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs. Private educational associations of regional or national scope have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality.

Some functions of accreditation are verifying that an institution or program meets established standards, assisting prospective students in identifying acceptable institutions, assisting institutions in determining the acceptability of transfer credits, helping to identify institutions and programs for the investment of public and private funds, protecting an institution against harmful internal and external pressure, creating goals for self-improvement of weaker programs and stimulating a general raising of standards among educational institutions, and involving the faculty and staff comprehensively in institutional evaluation and planning, etc.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation in the United States involves non-governmental entities as well as governmental agencies. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.

Our students are fully responsible for ascertaining whether or not course and/or degree programs at University of NorthWest, will meet any and all licensing, certification, and/or job requirements. They are solely responsible for ascertaining whether or not course and/or degree programs offered at the University of NorthWest are acceptable where they intend to use it. They are fully responsible for ascertaining whether or not course and/or degree programs at University, will meet any and all licensing, certification, and/or job requirements. 

The degrees obtained from University of NorthWest are in accordance with the Accreditation Institutes with which it is affiliated. These standards do not necessarily coincide with requirements of any other Accreditation authorities (including, for example, those in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, or otherwise). University of NorthWest is an international accredited university, not accredited by US Department of Education recognized body. 

Accredited with Accreditation Governing Commission

Accredited with Commission For Consistent Learning

University of NorthWest maintains a racially non-discriminating policy and admits students of any races, religions, gender and ethnic backgrounds to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students.
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