Annual Report

Each year member and candidate institutions are required to prepare and submit an annual report to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the annual report is to update basic institutional data which enables the Commission to monitor institutional trends and changes.

2021 Annual Report Information

These three documents were updated on 6/2/2021 (minor update related to not requiring Composite Scores from public institutions)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When are the Annual Reports due?
A: They can be submitted any time before the deadline of August 1, 2021.

Q: Where are Program name changes reported?
A: ALOs can edit Program Names using the Institutional Portal (Programs tab). This represents a Substantive Change and will be reviewed by the NWCCU Liaison for the institution.

Q: Can we change our responses after we submit the report if something changes?
A: Yes. The Annual Report is not closed for changes until after the final August deadline. (We may need to unlock the Financial Dashboard. Contact Ron Larsen (rlarsen@nwccu.org) or Joe Calise (jcalise@nwccu.org) if you need to get back into the Financial Dashboard.)

Q: Can we print the report?
A: Yes – at least the online form portion of the report. Once you have reached the last section, there is a review form link that allows you to print out the portion of the report with your submitted responses. It does not, however, print out any documents that you uploaded. NWCCU is in the process of developing a mechanism for combining information from the Institutional Portal and the online form into a single report, and providing a link on the portal to the combined report. We will inform all ALOs when this is available.

Q: Do we need to complete the report electronically, or can we send in a hard copy?
A: The report must be sent in electronically. NWCCU does not accept hard copies of the Annual Report.

Q: Can we enter some of the data and then return to the report later to finish it?
A: Yes. Just make sure to “save” the data you’ve entered by going on to the next section, or returning to a previous section (hitting the “back” or “next” buttons), or pressing the “save” button.