Seattle Central College is Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities. 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.
Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.
Individuals may also contact: nwwccu.org
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Seattle Central College's recent accreditation reports:
- Regular Interim Report, April 2010 (pdf)
- NWCCU Regular Interim Evaluation Report, May 2010 (pdf)
- Annual Status Report, 2009–2010 (pdf)
- Year One Self–Evaluation Report (pdf) and Appendices, March 2011 (pdf)
- Comprehensive Self–Evaluation Report, March 2012 (pdf)
- Year One Self–Evaluation Report, March 2013 (pdf)
- Mid–Cycle Evaluation Report (pdf) and Appendices, March 2015 (pdf)
Seattle Central College is also a member of the League for Innovation, a prestigious group of community colleges nationwide who have been selected for membership based on education excellence.