AccreditationCentralia College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The commission confirmed the college's continued accreditation in the fall of 2014 following the mid-cycle, Year Three evaluation visit on October 6-7, 2014.
Year Three Report & Mid-Cycle Evaluation - 2014
In the third year of the new seven-year accreditation cycle Centralia College has submitted our Year Three Report (pdf) and Mid-Cycle Evaluation (pdf) that addresses Standard Two. This report is intended to ascertain the institution's readiness to provide evidence of mission fulfillment and sustainability in Year Seven. It assists the college in determing if the process of outcomes assessment will lead to a successful Year Seven self-evaluation and peer evaluation.
Self-Study DefinitionThe effectiveness of self-regulatory accreditation depends upon an institution's acceptance of certain responsibilities, including involvement in and commitment to the accreditation process. An institution is expected to conduct an analytical self-study at the interval specified by the Commission and, at the conclusion of the self-study, accept peer assessment of institutional strengths and weaknesses with regard to the Commission's accreditation criteria. The self-study is to assess every aspect of the institution: involve personnel from all segments of the institution, including faculty, staff, students, administration, and the governing board; and, provide a comprehensive analysis of the institution, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
(NWCCU Accreditation Handbook, p. 13)