Montana State University is a regionally accredited institution through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

NWCCU now uses a seven-year cycle for accreditation. Due dates vary by institution, but for MSU the self-study reports are due as follows:

  • Year One - Standard One: Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations (2011)
  • Mid-Cycle (2014)
  • Year Seven - Standard Five: Mission Fulfillment, Adaptation, and Sustainability (2017)

A great many people throughout the university are involved in all aspects of the accreditation process.