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V6I1: United States Department of Education Recognition: Lovefest


The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) has recommended the continuation of NWCCU’s recognition as an accreditor. NWCCU has 24 months to update a few policies, in compliance with new federal regulations.

Just like its member institutions are required to undergo a peer evaluative process on a seven-year cycle for reaffirmation of their accreditation, NWCCU undergoes renewal of its recognition once every five years to serve as an institutional accreditor.

NWCCU is deeply grateful to its dedicated staff, Commissioners, and colleagues who helped with NWCCU’s petition for renewal of recognition and many of whom joined the NACIQI appearance on August 2, 2023. The appearance allowed the organization to showcase its commitment to student success and closing equity gaps and to respond to questions from the NACIQI members.

The NACIQI members were complimentary of NWCCU’s data-informed efforts focused on student success and closing equity gaps within our higher education community. They also commended the organization on its vision to ensure access, belonging, and success of every student.

Together with its member institutions, NWCCU champions transformation, embraces data-informed support tools, and fosters innovation to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

NWCCU conveys its heartfelt thanks to its member institutions, Accreditation Liaison Officers, Peer Evaluators, Commissioners, and staff for fostering a culture of educational excellence.


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