Information on Accreditation
North Idaho College has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1950. The college’s most recent review by the commission was its Year One evaluation in spring 2011, under newly established standards. In August 2011, the NWCCU reaffirmed North Idaho College’s accreditation. North Idaho College is scheduled for its next comprehensive accreditation evaluation March 25-27, 2013.
Who Accredits North Idaho College?North Idaho College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
An inquiry regarding North Idaho College’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the college. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052
The 2013 Year Seven Self-study Report may be viewed below:
The 2011 Year One Self-study Report and the evaluation team's response to the Year One Report may be viewed below:
The 2008 evaluation committee report may be viewed below: