Throughout a seven-year cycle, every institution is reviewed by NWCCU staff, teams of peer evaluators, and the Board of Commissioners in order to be sure that the institution is improving any problem areas, is an effective school, offers a high-quality education, and is working to fulfill its mission. Institutions maintain accreditation through continuous adherence to criteria as set forth by the Commission and outlined in the Accreditation Handbook.
The Accreditation Handbook is a formal, technical manual that covers the full process of becoming and staying accredited with NWCCU. Periodically we review our processes and make updates in response to changes in policies, procedures, and federal regulations. We are releasing Version: September 2020 of the Accreditation Handbook; some modifications of note:
Redlined version comparing Version: March 2020 to Version: September 2020
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