College and Programs Accrediting Organizations
National University 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 200, Redmond, WA 98052
For more information download:
- NWCCU 2017 Evaluation Report
- Seven-Year Self-Evaluation Report to NWCCU, February 2017
- NWCCU Evaluation Report, June 2014
- Three-Year Self-Evaluation Report to NWCCU, March 2014
- NWCCU Year One Report
NUNM underwent a site visit from NWCCU on April 10, 11 and 12, 2017, as part of ongoing reaffirmation of accreditation. The most recent evaluation was in 2014 upon the completion of our Year Three Self-Evaluation Report. This year NUNM completed a Year Seven Self-Evaluation report for a seven-year accreditation cycle.
The degree program in naturopathic medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a professional accrediting agency for naturopathic medicine programs.
P.O. Box 178, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM)
The following programs offered by National University of Natural Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):
(1) Master of Acupuncture
(2) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
(3) Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
• including a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization degree completion track
ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.
ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM is located at 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; phone 952/212-2434; https://acahm.org
Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 9 August 2023.
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). Both programmatic accreditors are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
See information about National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements here.