Oregon State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), one of seven institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

In July 2019, the Board of Commissioners of the NWCCU reaffirmed OSU's institutional accreditation through 2026. Our accreditation is based on the university’s compliance with the NWCCU 2010 Standards.

After a year-long iterative and concerted effort by NWCCU stakeholders, commissioners, and staff, the chief executive officers of eligible member institutions voted to adopt the NWCCU 2020 Standards of Accreditation and NWCCU 2020 Eligibility Requirements. The 2020 Standards and Eligibility Requirements took effect on January 1, 2020.