The Seattle Colleges (Seattle Central College, North Seattle College and South Seattle College)
are state-supported public institutions accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities*, an institutional accrediting
body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Each college is accredited individually;
Seattle Vocational Institute is accredited jointly with Seattle Central.
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 the commission.
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