Public invited to comment on BTC’s qualifications for accreditation
BTC will host an evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) October 21-23, 2014. Accreditation by NWCCU represents the Commission’s judgment that an institution is satisfactorily achieving its mission and educational purpose and that it meets or exceeds the Commission’s standards of quality and effectiveness. BTC is currently accredited by NWCCU, with this status most recently reaffirmed in 2012.
BTC and NWCCU invite public comment concerning the College’s qualifications for accreditation. All comments must be submitted in writing, signed by the author(s), and received by September 19, 2014. Comments should be sent directly to:
Attn: Third Party Comment
8060 165th Ave NE, Ste. 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Visit the NWCCU website (www.nwccu.org) to learn more about the Commission's policy on public notification and third-party comments.
Bellingham Technical College (BTC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. BTC’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2012. The next full-scale accreditation evaluation for BTC will take place in fall 2014.
Accreditation by NWCCU indicates that BTC 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.
Accreditation by NWCCU applies to the institution as a whole. It provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.
Inquiries regarding BTC’s accredited status should be directed to BTC’s administrative staff or by contacting:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Ste. 100
Core Theme 1: Student Success and Access
Core Theme 2: Excellence
Core Theme 3: College Visibility with Strong Community, Business, and Industry Relations
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