Clark College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

According to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, "Regional accreditation of post secondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation or pre accreditation by a post secondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid."


Clark College Prepared Self-Studies

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Reaffirmations

Approval of Substantive/Minor Changes by Academic Year

Washington State Quality Assurance (WSQA) Reports

External Accreditation Affirmations



For more information, contact the Associate Vice President of Planning & Effectiveness:
Shanda Haluapo