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image of 2012 accreditation reportAccreditation: (n) The nationally and regionally mandated process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public.

NWCCU LogoTCC is accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation is an ongoing process. Between 2011 and 2014, reports will be submitted on TCC's success in meeting the NWCCU's most current cycle of standards, including:

Tacoma Community College Reports

NWCCU Notification Letters

For more information about accreditation at TCC, contact Tod Treat.

Financial Audits

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has announced that TCC has successfully passed its 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 financial statement audits – both audits were passed with minimal findings. Successful audits fulfills part of our accreditation status. For more information, please click on the financial statements.

FY14 Financial Statements
2014 Audit Report

FY15 Financial Statements
2015 Audit Report

FY16 Financial Statements

Regional Accreditation Statement

Tacoma 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

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