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Strategic Planning and Accreditation

Strategic Framework 2020

 

The strategic framework for 2020 sets a course that TBCC staff and faculty will work on together to guide the college. This strategic framework maintains Tillamook Bay Community College’s continuing commitment to our comprehensive mission that is focused on student success in learning, transfer education, career and technical education, developmental education, or lifelong learning. It is the commitment to the community that TBCC is their college and their access portal to the education and training they need to meet their career goals.

Achieving the Dream

A rural Oregon community college consortium to increase student success and completion throughout Oregon . ATD is an integrated initiative inside of the college’s strategic framework.

Official Accreditation Statement

Tillamook Bay Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 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 is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 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 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224
www.nwccu.org

Comprehensive Initial Accreditation Evaluation Process

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accepted TBCC’s Application for Candidacy in summer of 2006. The College prepared a Self Study Report (2008) and hosted a site visit for initial candidacy in October 2008. In January 2009, NWCCU recognized TBCC as a Candidate for Accreditation. The College hosted a site visit for interim evaluation for candidacy in May 2010. On the basis of that visit, NWCCU granted TBCC continued candidacy. The College hosted a site visit for interim evaluation for candidacy in October 2011. On the basis of that visit, candidacy for TBCC was continued and a site visit for initial accreditation was scheduled for fall 2013 by NWCCU. In January 2014, TBCC received notification that  NWCCU granted initial accreditation to Tillamook Bay Community College at the associate degree level. Accreditation was granted retroactive to September 2013.

TBCC Self-Evaluation Resources