Accreditation


Umpqua Community College (UCC) is a public community college located in Douglas County in Southwestern Oregon, established in 1964 by a vote of its residents. It is the only post-secondary educational provider in Douglas County. Its mission is to make quality comprehensive post-secondary education affordable and accessible to district residents. UCC offers Transfer programs, Career and Technical Education, Community Education, Adult Basic Education, Workforce Development, and serves as a cultural and recreational center for the community.

Accreditation is a campus-wide process. Everyone is involved in our accreditation status. How can you help? Please contact any of our committee members to get some helpful advice.  

Accreditation Committee

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Reports and Related Documents

Reaffirmed for Accreditation

Updated Year Seven Report 

UCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)  and was first accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in 1970.

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