Voting Results

The results of the vote of the membership on the proposed revision to the NWCCU accreditation standards and cycle were ratified by the Board of Commissioners at its January 11-13, 2010, meeting. Of the 155 ballots distributed (one to each NWCCU accredited institution), 136 (87.7%) ballots were returned. Quorum requirements were met, so the outcome for each ballot proposition was determined by a simple majority cast for that Proposition.

The results of the vote are as follows:

Proposition One (Accreditation Standards): Shall the proposed standards be adopted as the accreditation standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities?

136 Votes Cast:         Yes Votes: 131 (96.3%)          No Votes: 5 (3.7%)

Proposition Two (Accreditation Cycle): Shall the proposed seven-year review cycle be adopted as the accreditation cycle of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities?

136 Votes Cast:         Yes Votes: 120 (88.2%)          No Votes: 16 (11.8%)

Both propositions passed and the revised accreditation standards and seven-year accreditation cycle are adopted.