The Evergreen State College has been accredited continuously by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since receiving initial accreditation in 1974. The Commission most recently reaffirmed Evergreen's accreditation in 2019.
Accreditation is not granted indefinitely, but is an ongoing cycle of institutional self-study and peer evaluation to reaffirm accreditation status. The accreditation cycle is a seven-year, progressive process moving through standards set by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Evergreen’s current accreditation cycle began in 2020 with the year one report which established core themes and objectives, and the cycle will conclude with an assessment of mission fulfillment in 2026.