Accreditation

Self-portrait in bronze sculpture by Valery Yevdokimov

Accreditation is a process that allows a college to examine its practices, policies, and services, thereby determining how successfully it fulfills its mission and goals. The process evolves over several stages of self-study, with each stage culminating in a report (1-year, mid-cycle at 3 years, and 7-year) for review by peer evaluators representing the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Collecitvely, these reports address the ways in which the college meets the NWCCU Accreditation Standards and Policies.

In October 2017, we received a response from NWCCU to our year three Mid-Cycle Evaluation Report. In February 2018 we received a letter from NWCCU accepting our mid-cycle report, noting status on recommendations, and removing the warnings from our last accreditation visit. Please see our reports page on the left, for document links. 

This website supports the ongoing work of self-study by sharing information, inviting feedback, and fostering dialogue within the college community.