Accreditation & Data

Flathead Valley Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation

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 NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:

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

Reaffirmation of FVCC Accreditation was last completed in July 2020. The next accreditation cycle will be completed in 2027.

2027 Accreditation Documents

Year Seven - Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness Report (Spring 2027)

Year Six - Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (Spring 2026)

Mid-Cycle Self-Study Report (Spring 2023)

Accredited Programs

Certain FVCC programs have discipline-specific accreditation.

The following programs are accredited and approved by:

ProgramAccreditorLetter of Accreditation
Medical AssistantCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE)
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Medical Laborotory TechnologyNational Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)View/Download
NursingNational League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA)

Montana State Board of Nursing
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ParamedicineCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
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Physical Therapist AssistantCommission on Accreditation in the Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)View/Download
Surgical TechnologyCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology Assisting
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SurveyingMontana State Board of Professional Land SurveyorsView/Download

Data

Student Achievement

To support the mission of FVCC, the college engages in a systematic evaluation and planning process to inform and refine its effectiveness, assign resources, and improve student learning and achievement.

This process incorporates data collected from across campus, which is evaluated by the Director of Institutional Data and the data management committee.

Faculty and staff evaluate student learning and student success regularly at the student, course, and program level in order to evaluate the quality of learning within its programs to continuously improve student learning outcomes.

To help promote student achievement and address obstacles to academic excellence, FVCC has identified a set of indicators to assess student achievement disaggregated by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and first-generation status.

This data is in progress for distribution and will be posted here shortly.