State-specific information

Alaska

Online programs are exempt from authorization in Alaska under AS 14.48 and 17.015 because Northwestern does not have a physical presence in the state.

Minnesota

Northwestern College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statues, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Texas

Northwestern College provides opportunities for online learning to students located in Texas, but is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code because Northwestern College has no physical presence in Texas. Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Students who wish to file a complaint may contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or the Higher Learning Commission.   

Washington

Northwestern College is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Northwestern College to advertise and recruit for the following degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting; Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science; Bachelor of Arts in Art; Bachelor of Arts in in Athletic Training; Bachelor of Arts in in Biology Ecological Science; Bachelor of Arts in Biology General Major/Teaching; Bachelor of Arts in Biology Health Professions; Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Bachelor of Arts in Business Education; Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry; Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education and Youth Ministry; Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems; Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science; Bachelor of Arts in Economics; Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching; Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science; Bachelor of Arts in History; Bachelor of Arts in Humanities; Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; Bachelor of Arts in Literature; Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics; Bachelor of Arts in Medical Laboratory Science; Bachelor of Arts in Modified Music with Elementary Education; Bachelor of Arts in Music; Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy; Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations; Bachelor of Arts in Religion; Bachelor of Arts in Social Work; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish; Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management; Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Speech; Bachelor of Arts in Theatre; Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation: Spanish-English; Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.



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