NWC Accreditation Report “Outstanding”
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 27, 2018
Northwest College’s recent accreditation report is among the most positive in the history of the institution.
That’s according to a release issued by the college after they received official word of their continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission this week.
A Higher Learning Commission team conducted a comprehensive campus visit in September. In its evaluation, the team ruled that NWC met each of the five criteria for continued accreditation—mission; integrity; quality of teaching and learning; improvement in teaching and learning; as well as resources, planning and institutional effectiveness.
Additionally, the report signals that the three areas the HLC flagged for improvement after its last comprehensive visit in 2010—assessment of student learning outcomes, tying budgeting to planning and institutional governance—are no longer concerns.
NWC President Stefani Hicswa commented on the outstanding report, saying that the results demonstrate a foundation of strength at the college. She added that, quote, “the entire campus, board members and area taxpayers should be very proud of the outcome,” endquote.
NWC’s next visit is expected to be scheduled in 2025. The accreditation agency’s report is posted on NWC’s website at http://nwc.edu/accreditation/.