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)
MSU's Accreditation History

Montana State University has been accredited since 1932. In 2009, Montana State University received a reaffirmation letter from NWCCU. MSU is currently in the seventh year of the NWCCU accreditation cycle.