Upcoming Accreditation Visit
Columbia Basin College will be hosting our year seven comprehensive accreditation
visit April 22-24, 2024. CBC is currently accredited through the Northwest Commission
on Colleges and Universities and our most recent report, Policies, Regulations and Financial Review, was accepted by NWCCU in July 2023. You are invited to submit comments to NWCCU no later than ten (10) calendar days before the visit. If you have any questions,
please contact Melissa McBurney, CBC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Columbia Basin College's Accreditation
Columbia Basin College is a member institution with the Northwest Commission on Colleges
and Universities (NWCCU). Columbia Basin College’s accreditation status is Accreditation
Reaffirmed. The NWCCU’s most recent action on CBC’s status on July 27, 2017 was to
reaffirm accreditation. CBC’s next accreditation report will be the 2023 Policies,
Regulations, and Financial Review.
NWCCU is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education
and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 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
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Ave N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Please note: Links to some external sources are located on restricted sites and will
not be accessible.
Current Reaffirmation of Accreditation from NWCCU
Current Accreditation Cycle Documents
Washington State Quality Award (WSQA) Standards
This annual status report on CBC's accreditation process satisfies the requirements
of RCW 43.17.390: Quality management, accountability, and performance system — Independent
assessment. These reports are based on annual planning and accomplishments as related
to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accreditation recommendations
and are also posted on the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges’ website.