This October, Highline College will host an important accreditation visit with the intent to reaffirm the college’s accreditation status.
Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college’s accreditation status is currently affirmed.
With years in the making, Highline College has been working toward this goal. Evaluators apply evidence-informed standards and processes to support continuous improvements and promote student achievement success. Those standards, defined by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ Standards for Accreditation, include measuring the quality, effectiveness and continuous improvements expected of accredited institutions.
The standards then serve as indicators by which institutions are evaluated through a process of self-reflection and evaluation that blends analysis and synthesis into a holistic examination of the institution’s ability to fulfill its unique mission, deliver quality education, and promote student achievement.
This year’s Year 7 Comprehensive accreditation visit for Highline College will be held Oct. 19-21, 2020. The most recent year the commission took action related to Highline’s accreditation was in 2017.
The public is invited to give comments directly to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Letters can be sent to 8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 200, Redmond, WA 98052 and calls can be made to 425-558-4224. All comments should be given by Sept. 21, 2020.