Bellingham Technical College (BTC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. BTC’s accreditation was reaffirmed in February 2016.

Accreditation by NWCCU indicates that BTC 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.

Accreditation by NWCCU applies to the institution as a whole. It provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.

Inquiries regarding BTC’s accredited status should be directed to BTC’s administrative staff or by contacting:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Ste. 100

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Documents Related to Our Accreditation:

Bachelor of Applied Science Report Acceptance Letter (January 2019)

Bachelor of Applied Science Self-Evaluation Report (September 2018)

Mid-Cycle Report Acceptance Letter (January 2018)

Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation Report (September 2017)

Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter 2016 (February 2016)

Year One Self-Evaluation Report (September 2015)

Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter 2015 (January 2015)

Year Seven Comprehensive Peer Evaluation Report: Commendations & Recommendations (December 2014)

Year Seven Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report (September 2014)

Annual Update for WSQA

Academic Year 2020-2021 (October 2021)

Academic Year 2019-2020 (October 2020)

Academic Year 2018-2019 (October 2019) 

Academic Year 2017-2018 (October 2018)

Academic Year 2016-2017 (October 2017)

Academic Year 2015-2016 (November 2016)

Academic Year 2014-2015 (November 2015)

Academic Year 2013-2014 (October 2014)

Academic Year 2012-2013 (October 2013)

Academic Year 2011-2012 (October 2012)

Academic Year 2010-2011 (October 2011)

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