Public invited to comment on WVC qualifications for accreditation

The public is invited to comment on Wenatchee Valley College's qualifications as an accredited institution.

The college will be visited by a team of evaluators Oct. 14-16, 2009, as part of its institutional accreditation process. WVC has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since 1948, and was mostly recently reaffirmed after a focused interim visit in April 2008. 

WVC is one of four colleges participating in a pilot project to implement revised standards and processes for institutional accreditation from NWCCU.  The October visit will evaluate WVC's response to revised standards one and two.  A second visit in October 2010 will address standards three through five and complete the comprehensive evaluation process.

Comments about WVC's qualifications as an accredited institution may be sent directly to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond WA 98052, phone 425.558.4224.  Comments must be received by Sept. 14, 2009, and will be forwarded to WVC, the members of the evaluation committee and members of the Commission on Colleges. 

More information on the revised standards and process and the full text of the commission's policy on public notification and third-party comments can be viewed at the NWCCU Web site,, or by calling the NWCCU office.