Shoreline Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558‐4224 www.nwccu.org
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like “fully accredited” or “this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” or “this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” are incorrect and should not be used.
Below are links to the college's recent accreditation reports and action letters.
- 2020 Ad Hoc Response from NWCCU
- 2019 Ad Hoc Self-Study
- 2018 Ad Hoc Response from NWCCU
- 2018 Ad Hoc Self-Study
- Core Theme Substantive Change Acceptance Letter
- Core Themes Follow-up Report
- Core Themes Substantive Change
- 2015 Mid-Cycle Self-Study and Appendices
- 2013 Year One Self-Evaluation Report
- 2012 Mission Fulfillment Self-Evaluation Report
Other program-specific accreditations:
|Nursing:||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN)|
|Dental Hygiene:||Commission on Dental Accreditation|
|HIIM:||Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics & Information Management Education|
|Medical Laboratory Technology:||National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences|
|Automotive:||National Automobile Technicians Education Foundation|