Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU 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 also is addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the NWCCU 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 NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals also may contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Ste 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Washington Community College District 17 (Community Colleges of Spokane) includes Spokane Community College (SCC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC). SCC and SFCC are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Many individual programs are also accredited by additional professional accrediting associations.
Students enrolled in credit programs at Institute for Extended Learning Centers earn their certificates and degrees through SFCC or SCC.
Completion of a certificate or degree program at SCC or SFCC does not guarantee job placement.
Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) operates under the jurisdiction of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.
SCC and SFCC are approved to participate in Federal Title IV, Washington State Financial Aid and Title 38 Veterans Educational Benefit programs. Off-campus centers are approved as additional locations through the two colleges for students enrolled in eligible degree or certificate programs.
Standard One - Self-Evaluation Report
Annual Update 2008 - 2009
Annual Update 2011 - 2012
Annual Update 2013
Annual Update 2014
Annual Update 2015
Annual Update 2016
2016 Mid-Cycle Official Evaluation Report
2016 Mid-Cycle Report
2014 Year One Report
2014 Ad Hoc Report in Response to Recommendation 3
2013 NWCCU Reaffirmation Letter
2013 Self-Evaluation Report
2012 NWCCU Reaffirmation Letter
2011 SFCC Year One Report
2008 NWCCU Interim Report
2008 NWCCU Reaffirmation Letter
2008 Five-year Interim Report
2003 NWCCU Final Report
This represents the report on accreditation provided by the NWCCU following an October 2003 visit.
2003 NWCCU Commendations and 2003 NWCCU Recommendations
These represent commendations and recommendations issued by NWCCU after the October 2003 accreditation visit.