Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
TRU is committed to student success and the delivery of quality programming. As of Sept. 1, 2018, TRU is accredited at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree levels and is compliant with the standards, policies and eligibility requirements of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). We are the third institution in BC to achieve accreditation from NWCCU, and the first to achieve it in under three years (out of a maximum five-year candidacy period).
Accreditation involves a lengthy, rigorous, ongoing self-evaluation and peer-evaluation process undertaken in collaboration with an independent third party (in this case NWCCU) to assess an institution on a range of internationally recognized standards of excellence and quality. Accreditation assesses the institution as a whole, covering both campuses and Open Learning, and a range of policies and procedures related to mission fulfilment, university governance, sustainability, student services and educational programming. The granting of accreditation from NWCCU means TRU has met these standards, and speaks to our commitment to put student success first.