AccreditationCentralia College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The commission confirmed the college's continued accreditation in the fall of 2010 following the full scale evaluation visit on October 20-22, 2010.
Year One Report - 2011
In the first year of the new seven-year accreditation cycle Centralia College has submitted our Year One Report (pdf) that addresses Standard One. This initial report establishes the foundation for all subsequent reports and evaluations making it one of our most important reports of the seven year cycle.
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)