TMCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Our accreditation status means that we can reasonably assure students of a quality education and qualifies TMCC to provide federal financial aid to students and access other federal funds to support additional programs and services.
NWCCU reaffirmed TMCC’s accreditation following a comprehensive review in Fall 2015, which runs through Fall 2022.
See Also: NWCCU Accreditation Letter (Jan. 2016)
Statement of Accreditation Status
Truckee Meadows Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052