Press Release Joyce is Granted NWCCU Accreditation
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Joyce is Granted NWCCU Accreditation

Mar 7, 2022

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Grants Accreditation to Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences

Salt Lake City – March 7, 2022 Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, formerly Ameritech College of Healthcare, one of Utah’s largest nursing institutions, received accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Now recognized among a number of distinguished institutions who have achieved NWCCU accreditation, Joyce University continues to elevate the quality of nursing and health science education for Utah and contributes to the region’s ability to provide exceptional training for future nurses.

“This marks one of the most significant achievements in our 43-year history. We are truly honored to receive NWCCU accreditation, which is a credit to the excellence of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. ” said Sherry Jones, President and CEO of Joyce University. “There is a tremendous need for nurses and healthcare professionals. We remain focused on improving and ensuring that our students are given every opportunity to gain expertise and experience relevant to the current state and future of medicine, and this new accreditation reinforces our commitment to prepare competent professionals, to advance careers, and to nurture lifelong learners.”

Following a multi-year review process that included several site visits and an analysis of the Joyce faculty, curriculum, facility, and programs, the NWCCU granted Joyce University accreditation. The university is recognized among a number of prestigious nursing schools in Utah to receive this accreditation.

The NWCCU is a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to accredit postsecondary institutions. The Commission recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public.

Learn more about Joyce University and its innovative nursing programs.


    Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, formerly known as Ameritech College of Healthcare, is one of the largest nursing schools in Utah. Founded in 1979, Joyce University’s mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. With locations in Draper and Provo, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers.

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