Accreditation

Columbia Basin College's Accreditation

Columbia Basin College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Ave N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA  98052
425-558-4224

 

Accreditation Documents

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.

Columbia Basin College Annual Update for WSQA Academic Year 2018-2019

contact

  • Phone:509-542-4382

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus