Wenatchee Valley College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU 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 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 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: 425.558.4224. Web: www.nwccu.org.
The purpose of the Fall 2021 ad hoc evaluations was to assess progress made towards two recommendations made by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in spring 2019 concerning a system of learning outcomes assessment and concerning the use of learning outcomes assessment.
WVC prepared an ad hoc report and a peer evaluation addressing recommendations put forth by NWCCU in 2019. In January 2021, NWCCU accepted the 2020 ad hoc report and changed the recommendation concerning Omak campus safety to "fulfilled." View the NWCCU letter of action.
For information about programmatic accreditation, visit this page.