Institutional Accreditation

Umpqua Community College maintains formal institutional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an independent, nonprofit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. NWCCU accreditation indicates that UCC meets or exceeds standards for performance, integrity, and quality and represents UCC’s voluntary and conscientious commitment to quality assurance and institutional improvement.

Accreditation by NWCCU is not partial but applies to the college 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.

NWCCU Reports

  • Annual Reports
  • 2020 September: Hoc Report
  • 2019 March: Mid-Cycle Report and Addendum
  • 2017 September: Year-One Evaluation Report and Ad Hoc Report
  • 2017 March Ad Hoc Report
  • 2016 October: Ad Hoc Report
  • 2016 March: Year Seven Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report

Program Specialized Accreditation

In addition to achieving regional institutional accreditation form NWCCU, UCC is recognized by multiple national agencies for specialized accreditation for specific programs.

  • Dental Assisting – Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Emergency Medical Services – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Automotive Technology – National Automotive Technical Education Foundation

Agency Self-Study and Approvals

UCC maintains program approval requirements from multiple state and national agencies to ensure UCC program quality and continuous improvement.

  • Nursing – Oregon State Board of Nursing
  • Adult and Pre-College Education Approvals – HECC/CCWD
  • Small Business Development Center -