NWCCU Accreditation Standards

Standard One - Mission and Core Themes

1.A Mission

1.B Core Themes

Standard Two - Resources and Capacity

2.A Governance, Governing Board, Leadership and Management, and Policies and Procedures

2.B Human Resources

2.C Education Resources, Undergraduate Programs, Graduate Programs, and Continuing Education and Non-Credit Programs

2.D Student Support Resources

2.E Library and Information Resources

2.F Financial Resources

2.G Physical and Technological Infrastructure

Standard Three - Planning and Implementation

3.A Institutional Planning

3.B Core Theme Planning

Standard Four - Effectiveness and Improvement

4.A Assessment

4.B Improvement

Standard Five - Mission Fulfillment, Adaptation, and Sustainability

5.A Mission Fulfillment

5.B Adaptation and Sustainability

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