Bellevue College is accredited as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2012.
The accrediting body is located at:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052-3981
Why Accreditation is Important
Regional accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.
The process of accreditation helps the college dedicate time to reflect on its programs and processes, what it does well, where it needs to improve, and how well it serves its mission and goals and therefore its students. This self-analysis helps the institution become a more effective organization.
Reports Related to Our Accreditation
The following reports document the ongoing accreditation process over the last 15 years in PDF format.
- 2012 Year One NWCCU Affirmation Letter [PDF]
- 2011 Year One Peer Evaluation Report [PDF]
- 2011 NWCCU Year One Report [PDF]
- 2011 NWCCU Annual Report [PDF]
- 2009 Commission Report to the College [PDF]
- 2009 Self Study Report [PDF]
- 2007 Progress Report Acceptance from NWCCU [PDF]
- 2007 Progress Report [PDF]
- 2005 Final Commission Report to the College [PDF]
- 2005 Self Study report [PDF]
- 2000 Commission Report to the College [PDF]
- 2000 Five Year Interim Accreditation Report [PDF]
- 1995 Commission Report to the College [PDF]