Higher Learning Commission recommends reaccreditation for Northwest Technical College
Stated in a release today; in a May meeting, the commission’s Institutional Actions Council voted on an evaluation recommending reaccreditation for the college, and approved the institution’s move to the Higher Learning Standard Pathway.
“Northwest Technical College plays a vital role in workforce and career development in the Bemidji community and in our region. This accreditation process has been an invaluable opportunity for the college to examine ourselves and learn how we can continue to improve,” said Bob Griggs, interim dean of the college and vice president for innovation and extended learning at Bemidji State University. “HLC’s recommendation for continuing accreditation reinforces what the region knows about the quality of NTC’s faculty, our level of support from the community, and the educational opportunities we provide for our students.”
With its reaccreditation, the college is required to submit two interim monitoring reports — one in May of 2017 and a second in May of 2018. The reports will update on the credit hour policies and assessment of general education outcomes.
The Higher Learning Commission accreditation process assures the quality of higher education for students who benefit from federal financial aid programs.
Northwest Technical College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1995, and its accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2014-15.