Accreditation

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456

Northern Wyoming Community College District is SEEKING COMMENTS

Northern Wyoming Community College District is seeking comments from the public about the District in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The District will host a visit on October 8-10, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. NWCCD has been accredited by HLC since 1968.

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

The public may submit comments on the HLC website at hlcommission.org/comment or mail them to the address below.
All comments must be received by September 10, 2018.

Public Comment on Northern Wyoming Community College District
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

NWCCD has participated in the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Pathway to Accreditation since February 2005. This pathway is based on principles of continuous quality improvement, which is the foundation for all planning and ongoing efforts to fulfill NWCCD’s mission of student success.

We document our commitment to continuous improvement in our Systems Portfolio and various reports, as well as through our AQIP Action Projects and Strategic Planning. Evidence of institutional health and effectiveness can be found in our Institutional Scorecard, and more detailed measures are reported in our Systems Portfolio.

For more information please contact:

President’s Office
Whitney Building, Administration Wing
Sheridan, WY 82801
Voice: 307-675-0800

 AQIP Systems Portfolio

Every four years NWCCD submits its Systems Portfolio to the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) for review and feedback by a panel of peers. Our most current systems portfolio can be found below.

Systems Portfolio 2017

Click on the button to the left to download our Systems Portfolio 2017.

AQIP Action Projects

Action Projects are specific, time-limited initiatives focused on improvement related to our continuous quality initiative or our strategic plan. Each project requires broad engagement from across the appropriate college area(s).

Current Projects

An archive of past action projects is available via the Higher Learning Commission website.

Additional Program Accreditation and Memberships

NWCCD’s Nursing Program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Certification is available in some technical programs through state and national program accreditation.

The College maintains institutional memberships in the American Association of Community Colleges, Council of North Central Two‐Year Colleges, the National Junior College Athletic Association, and other professional organizations.