Office of the Provost

Accreditations & Milestones

1893

Established by an act of the Idaho Legislature as Lewiston State Normal School.

1942

Accredited by the American Association of Teacher Colleges.

1943

Authorized by the Idaho State Board of Education to grant the B.A. degree in Elementary andSecondary Education. Prior to this date, the College had offered a two-year program to prepareteachers for grades one through nine.

1947

Action by the Idaho Legislature changing the name to Northern Idaho College of Education.

1951

Became non-operational due to the failure of the Idaho Legislature to appropriate funds for the1951-53 Biennium. 

1955

Re-established by an act of the Idaho Legislature as Lewis-Clark Normal School. The College wasdesigned to operate as a two-year division of the University of Idaho for teacher training andeducation.

1963

Action by the Idaho Legislature authorized independent status as a four-year college.

1965

The Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Area Vocational School were added.

1967

Graduation of the first Baccalaureate degrees since being re-established as a four-year institution.

1970

Accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program by the National League for Nursing.

1971

Action by the Idaho Legislature changing the name to Lewis-Clark State College. 

1973

Accredited by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools as a four-year degreegranting institution on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Review and approval of all teacher education programs, both at elementary and secondary levels, bya team visit of the Idaho Professional Standards Commission.

1974

Membership in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

1975

Accreditation by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification onthe basis of a self-study and full team visit.

1976

Accreditation by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education on the basis of a self-studyand full team visit. 

1978

Accreditation by Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges on the basis of a self-study and fullteam visit.

1979

Accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program by the National League for Nursing on thebasis of a self-study and full team visit.

1980

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Education Program by the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 

1983

Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Auto Mechanics Technology Program by theNational Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) on the basis of a self-study and fullteam visit.

1984

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges on the basis of an interim self-study and visit.

1986

Accreditation of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program by the National League of Nursingon the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Education Program by the National Association of the State Directors ofTeacher Education and Certification on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

1987

Reaccreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program by the National League for Nursing on thebasis of a self-study and full team visit.

1989

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges on the basis of a self-      studyand full team visit.

1992

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Education Program by the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacherEducation on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

1993

Reaccreditation of the Board of Review for Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of theNational League for Nursing.

1994

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges on the basis of an interim self-study and visit. 

1996

Accreditation of the Bachelor of Social Work degree by the Council on Social Work Education for theLewiston and Coeur d'Alene campuses, retroactive to 1992. 

1998

Preliminary approval granted of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for theBaccalaureate Nursing Education Program.

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

1999

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges on the basis of a self-studyand full team visit. 

2000

Reaccreditation of the Council on Social Work Education for the Lewiston and Coeur d’Alenecampuses on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2001

Accreditation of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the BaccalaureateNursing Education Program on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2003

Program approval of the State of Idaho Board of Nursing—Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program.

Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Diesel Technology Program by theAssociated Equipment Distributors (AED) Management Certification on the basis of a self-study and fullteam visit.

2004

Approval of Associate of Applied Science Practical Nursing by the Idaho Board of Nursing on the basisof a self-study and site visit. 

2005

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities on the basis of an interimself-study and visit.

Initial accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) for the Associate Degree Medical Assisting Program on the basis of peer review by theCurriculum Review Board of the American Association of the Medical Assistants Endowment(CRB-AAMAE).

2006

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education (NCATE) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit, and certification by theIdaho State Department of Education Certification/ Professional Standards Commission.

2007

Accreditation of Business Program by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education(IACBE) on the basis of a self-study and a full team visit.

2008

Continued accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) for the Associate Degree Medical Assisting Program on the basis of peer review by theCurriculum Review Board of the American Association of the Medical Assistants Endowment(CRB- AAMAE).

2009

Reaccreditation by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for the Lewiston and Coeur d’Alenecampuses on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on the basis ofa self-study and full team visit.

2010

Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Collision Repair Technology Program by theNational Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) on the basis of a self-study and fullteam visit.

Reaccreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Auto Mechanics Technology Program bythe National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) on the basis of a self-study andfull team visit.

Reaccreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Diesel Technology Program by theAssociated Equipment Distributors (AED) Management Certification on the basis of a self-study and fullteam visit.

2011      

Reaccreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the BaccalaureateNursing Education Program on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2012

Reaffirmation of accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) onthe basis of the Year One Report.

2013

Accreditation of the Radiographic Science program by the Joint Review Committee on Education inRadiologic Technology.

2014

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education (NCATE) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit, and certification by theIdaho State Department of Education Certification/ Professional Standards Commission.


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