Skagit Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. SVC received its first accreditation in 1948. Since that time, the College has been continuously accredited by NWCCU.
NWCCU is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the authority on the educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The NWCCU accreditation process is a seven-year cycle that includes a review by NWCCU staff, teams of peer evaluators, and the NWCCU Board of Commissioners.
SVC must fulfill the constant obligation to abide by the Eligibility Requirements, Standards, and Policies of NWCCU through the following activities:
- A yearly institutional update report;
- Scheduled self-study reports in the first, third, and seventh year of the institution’s cycle;
- Any additional reports requested by the Board of Commissioners;
- Reporting any changes that fall under the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy; and
- Periodic site visits in conjunction with a self-study report or ad hoc report.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the President’s Office at Skagit Valley College. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558‐4224
The following reports document SVC’s accreditation process since the year 2009: