Accreditation

 

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.  

 

Accreditation Documents
Below are links to the college's recent accreditation reports and action letters.

Feb. 3, 2012 in a letter from the NWCCU following submission of its Comprehensive 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