Accreditation | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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The hallmark of excellence.
Accreditation

The hallmark of excellence.
Accreditation

Office of Accreditation

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

NWACC's mission is to offer students an affordable, accessible and a high quality education. As an accredited institution by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), you can be rest assured that you're earning a highly valued certificate or degree.

The Vice President of Learning at NWACC is responsible for the functions of accreditation. NWACC follows the Academic Quality Improvement (AQIP) model. The Vice President of Learning office heads all the functions of accreditation, such as meeting threshold standards, annual monitoring of financial and non-financial indicators, and adhering to HLC's policies and practices on institutional improvement.

Overview

NWACC became a candidate for accreditation in the early 1990s and was granted accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in April 1995. HLC accredits degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions in the north central region of the United States and conducts a full review of accreditation every eight to 10 years. NWACC was evaluated in the spring of 2012.

 

Accreditation

Learn about the key systems and processes NWACC uses to achieve its goals and the performance results it obtains from them.

Accreditation

Assessment

NWACC is committed to continuous quality improvement and assessment of student learning. Learn more about the assessment process.

Assessment

Program Review

Northwest Arkansas conducts program reviews for all degree and certificate programs following Arkansas Department of Higher Education policy.

Program Review

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