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Accreditation Key Points

NIC is going through an evolving process with our accrediting body, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

North Idaho College remains committed to working toward compliance with the accreditation standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) as the college continues its work toward good standing.

The college remains accredited and continues to work on resolving key issues before the federal deadline of April 1, 2025. Accreditation Show Cause Timeline.   Updated Thursday, Jan. 25 12:02 p.m.


Special Update

What is a Teach-Out Agreement?

Teach-Out Agreement is a written agreement between an institution or institutions that provides for the equitable treatment of students and a reasonable opportunity for students to complete their programs of study if an institution loses its accreditation and ceases to operate before all enrolled students have completed their programs of study.

Why Does NIC Need One?

What Does it Mean to me as a Student?

Updated Wednesday, April 3 9:40 a.m


Special Update

NIC receives NWCCU Fall 2023 peer-evaluation report

North Idaho College received a copy of the NWCCU Fall 2023 peer-evaluation report that will be reviewed by the NWCCU Board of Commissioners at its Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 meeting.

NIC Special Peer Eval Fall 2023

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 22 11:02 a.m


Special Update

NIC receives NWCCU notification and official record of action.

North Idaho College received a copy of the NWCCU formal notification and official record of action from its June 30th - February 2nd, 2024 meeting concerning the Fall 2023 Special Report of North Idaho College.

NWCCU March 1st Letter

NWCCU Plan for North Idaho College

Updated Friday, March 1st, 2024 4:30 PM


In an effort to be transparent and open

The college has posted all communications with the NWCCU.

We are also providing accurate and timely information.

And we have provided a list of FAQs about accreditation and what it means for all our constituents.

Thank you for your interest and concern about NIC. Our community is a significant part of what makes NIC so special, and our campus community is committed to the most important of all our goals: serving students.

The information provided here is subject to change. The content of NIC's Key Points is subject to change because of new action by any party, availability of new information, and changes in requirements and/or status. The college is committed to providing the best knowledge we have at the time to our community.