Official Accreditation Statement - February 2014

Tillamook Bay Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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 Avenue N.E., Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 558-4224

www.nwccu.org

TBCC Self-Evaluation Resources

Comprehensive Initial Accreditation Evaluation
Fall 2013 (October 8-10)

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accepted TBCC's Application for Candidacy in summer of 2006. The College prepared a Self Study Report (2008) and hosted a site visit for initial candidacy in October 2008. In January 2009 NWCCU recognized TBCC as a Candidate for Accreditation. The College hosted a site visit for interim evaluation for candidacy in May 2010. On the basis of that visit, NWCCU granted TBCC continued candidacy. The College hosted a site visit for interim evaluation for candidacy in October 2011. On the basis of that visit, candidacy for TBCC was continued and a site visit for initial accreditation was scheduled for fall 2013 by NWCCU. Since then, TBCC has been preparing for the site visit for initial accreditation (October 8-10, 2013).

 

Resources for Fall 2013 Visit:

 Comprehensive Self Study Report and Visit (Fall 2011):

 Comprehensive Self Study Report and Visit (Spring 2010):

 Comprehensive Self Study Report and Visit (Fall 2008):