Annual Report

Each year member and candidate institutions are required to prepare and submit an annual report to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the annual report is to update basic institutional data which enables the Commission to monitor institutional trends and changes.  

The 2017 Annual Report is in KeySurvey electronic format, designed for ease in completion via an Internet connection. A link to the electronic survey was sent via email to institutional CEOs and ALOs in March. If you did not receive the informational email with the institutional password, please contact the NWCCU office (425-558-4224;

Current Annual Report Questions and a Guide for Completing the Annual Report may be downloaded here or through the institutional tools and resources area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can we change our responses after we submit the report if something changes?
A: Yes. The Annual Report is not closed for changes until after the final June deadline.

Q: Can we print the report?
A: Yes. Once you have reached the last section, there is a review form link that allows you to print out the full report with your responses. It does not, however, print out any documents that you uploaded.

Q: Do we need to complete the report electronically, or can we send in a hard copy?
A: The report must be sent in electronically via the software. The NWCCU does not accept hard copies of the Annual Report. 

Q: Can we enter some of the data and then return to the report later to finish it?
A: Yes. Just make sure to “save” the data you’ve entered by going on to the next section, or returning to a previous section (hitting the “back” or “next” buttons), or pressing the “save” button.