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, 3-year, 5-year, 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.
Since receiving the affirmation of accreditation from NWCCU in early January 2015, the college has spent significant time making improvements to planning and over all intstitutional effectiveness, as well as other key organizational areas highlighted by the commission. The college's efforts are described in our September 2015 Year One Report and in the 2016 Ad Hoc Report.
This website supports the ongoing work of self-study by sharing information, inviting feedback, and fostering dialogue within the college community.