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Click one of the following for Status Definitions: Applicant Candidate Accredited
Legend: A – Associate B – Baccalaureate M – Masters D – Doctorate
* Indicates the institution is a Candidate at this level while remaining accredited at the other level(s)

Institution

Institutional Control
Status (Year Granted)
Public Sanction
Most Recent Evaluation Next Evaluation
Degree Level
Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle 
http://www.ais.edu/
Private (For-Profit)
Accredited (1999)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Year Seven Evaluation A,B
Bastyr University, Kenmore
http://www.bastyr.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1989)
Spring 2015 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
B,M,D
Bates Technical College, Tacoma  
http://www.bates.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1988)
Fall 2014 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Bellevue College, Bellevue  
http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/
Public
Accredited (1970)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2019 Year Seven Evaluation
A, B
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham  
http://www.btc.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1999)
Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation Fall 2015 Year One Evaluation
A
Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake   
http://www.bigbend.edu/
Public
Accredited (1965)
Fall 2013 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Year Three Evaluation
A
Cascadia College, Bothell 
http://www.cascadia.edu/
Public
Accredited (2006)
Spring 2015 Mid-Cycle Evaluation Spring 2017 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Central Washington University, Ellensburg 
http://www.cwu.edu/
Public
Accredited (1918)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2018 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M
Centralia College, Centralia  
http://www.centralia.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B
City University of Seattle, Seattle  
http://www.cityu.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1978)
Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Spring 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
A,B,M,D*
Clark College, Vancouver  
http://www.clark.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood  
http://www.cptc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1999)
Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation Fall 2015 Year One Evaluation
A,B*
Columbia Basin College, Pasco
http://www.columbiabasin.edu/
Public
Accredited (1960)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
A,B
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle 
http://www.cornish.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1977)
Spring 2014 Year One Evaluation Spring 2016 Mid-Cycle Evaluation
B
Eastern Washington University, Cheney 
http://www.ewu.edu/
Public Accredited (1919) Spring 2015 Year Seven Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
B,M,D
Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood   
http://www.edcc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1973)
Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Everett Community College, Everett    
http://www.everettcc.edu
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Gonzaga University, Spokane  
http://www.gonzaga.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1927)
Spring 2015 Year One Evaluation Spring 2017 Mid-Cycle Evaluation
B,M,D
Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen 
http://ghc.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Spring 2019 Year Seven Evaluation
A
Green River College, Auburn   
http://www.greenriver.edu/
Public
Accredited (1967)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Heritage University, Toppenish   
http://www.heritage.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1986)
Spring 2014 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2019 Year Seven Evaluation
A,B,M
Highline College, Des Moines  
http://www.highline.edu/
Public
Accredited (1965)
Fall 2014 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland   
http://www.lwtech.edu/
Public
Accredited (1981)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Report
A,B
Lower Columbia College, Longview
http://www.lcc.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2018 Year Seven Evaluation
A
North Seattle College, Seattle   
http://www.northseattle.edu/
Public
Accredited (1973)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Northwest Indian College, Bellingham
http://www.nwic.edu/
Tribal
Accredited (1993)
Spring 2014 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
A,B
Northwest University, Kirkland   
http://www.northwestu.edu
Private
Accredited (1973)
Spring 2014 Year One Evaluation Spring 2016 Mid-Cycle Evaluation
A,B,M,D*
Olympic College, Bremerton  
http://olympic.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A, B
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma 
http://www.plu.edu/
Private (Non-Profit) Accredited (1936) Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
B,M,D*
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima 
http://www.pnwu.edu/
Private (Non-Profit) Applicant (2014) n/a Spring 2016 Initial Candidacy Evaluation
D
Peninsula College, Port Angeles   
http://www.pencol.edu/
Public
Accredited (1965)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A, B
Pierce College, Lakewood & Puyallup  
http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1972)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Renton Technical College, Renton 
http://www.rtc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1978)
Fall 2014 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Saint Martin's University, Lacey
http://www.stmartin.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1933)
Fall 2013 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Year Three Evaluation
A,B,M
Seattle Central College, Seattle
http://seattlecentral.org/
Public
Accredited (1970)
Spring 2015 Mid-Cycle Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle  
http://www.spu.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1933)
Spring 2014 Special Report Spring 2016 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M,D
Seattle University, Seattle 
http://www.seattleu.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1935)
Fall 2013 Ad Hoc Evaluation Spring 2018 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M,D
Shoreline Community College, Seattle
http://shoreline.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1966)
Fall 2013 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Year Three Evaluation
A
Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon 
http://www.skagit.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2016 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia 
http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1975)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2018 Year Seven Evaluation
A
South Seattle College, Seattle
http://www.southseattle.edu/
Public
Accredited (1975)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A, B
Spokane Community College, Spokane 
http://www.scc.spokane.edu/
Public
Accredited (1967)
Fall 2014 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane
http://www.spokanefalls.edu/         
Public
Accredited (1967)
Fall 2014 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Tacoma Community College, Tacoma  
http://www.tacomacc.edu
Public
Accredited (1967)
Spring 2015 Year One Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
The Evergreen State College, Olympia 
http://www.evergreen.edu/
Public
Accredited (1974)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2018 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M
Trinity Lutheran College, Everett   
http://www.tlc.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1982)
Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
A,B
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma 
http://www.ups.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1923)
Spring 2013 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M,D
University of Washington, Seattle 
http://www.washington.edu/
Public
Accredited (1918)
Spring 2015 Year One Evaluation Spring 2017 Mid-Cycle Evaluation
B,M,D
Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla 
http://www.wwcc.edu
Public
Accredited (1969)
Spring 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Year Seven Evaluation
A
Walla Walla University, College Place 
http://www.wallawalla.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1932)
Fall 2014 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Mid-Cycle Evaluation
A,B,M
Washington State University, Pullman  
http://www.wsu.edu/
Public
Accredited (1918)
Spring 2013 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M,D
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee 
http://www.wvc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*
Western Washington University, Bellingham
http://www.wwu.edu/
Public
Accredited (1921)
Spring 2014 Year Three Evaluation Spring 2017 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M
Whatcom Community College, Bellingham
http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1976)
Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A
Whitman College, Walla Walla 
http://www.whitman.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1918)
Fall 2013 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2016 Year Seven Evaluation
B
Whitworth University, Spokane 
http://www.whitworth.edu/
Private (Non-Profit)
Accredited (1933)
Spring 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation Spring 2018 Year Seven Evaluation
B,M
Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima
http://www.yvcc.edu/
Public
Accredited (1948)
Fall 2014 Year Three Evaluation Fall 2015 Ad Hoc Evaluation
A,B*

Definitions of Institution Status
Applicant
An affiliate status indicating that an institution appears to meet the Commission's conditions of eligibility and that its Application for Consideration has been accepted. Recognition as an Applicant neither implies nor ensures an institution will attain Candidate or Accredited status with the Commission.
Candidate
An affiliate preaccreditation status indicating that an institution meets the Commission's Eligibility Requirements and is progressing toward accreditation. Recognition as a Candidate neither implies nor ensures an institution will attain Accredited status with NWCCU.
Accredited
An affiliate status indicating that an institution meets the Commission's established standards of educational quality and effectiveness. Accredited status indicates that the institution: 1) has clearly defined and appropriate educational objectives; 2) operates under conditions by which achievement of those educational objectives can reasonably be expected; 3) is substantially accomplishing its educational objectives; and 4) is organized, staffed, and supported to warrant confidence that it will continue to achieve its educational objectives in the foreseeable future.
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