Lewis-Clark State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation is the process of recognizing the performance, integrity and quality of educational institutions. Granting of accreditation is public recognition that an institution or program meets the agency's established requirements. The accreditation process requires institutions to examine their own missions, operations, and achievements. It then provides expert analysis by peer evaluators, which may include commendations for accomplishments as well as recommendations for improvement.

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The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is one of seven regional accrediting agencies operating within a scope of authority approved by the U.S. Department of Education.  Regional accreditation applies to the institutions as a whole, not to individual programs or units within the institution.  As the accreditation status of an institution is reviewed periodically, institutions are engaged in continuous self-reflection and improvement (Accreditation Handbook, NWCCU, January 2020).

Accreditation timeline for Lewis-Clark State College

  • Annual Report: August 15 of each year
  • Mid-Cycle Report and Visit: 2021
  • Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PRFR-Year Six): 2024
  • Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness (EIE-Year Seven): 2025

To review accreditation reports and documents, please see the sub-pages to the right under the Accreditation heading.