West Virginia Northern Community College


2012-2013 Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation, 2012-2013

West Virginia Northern Community College has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association since 1972.  Every ten years, the institution is required to undergo an evaluation and review of its services and resources in order to maintain its accredited status (called reaffirmation of accreditation).  Since 2009, Northern has been preparing for its reaffirmation by identifying leaders and participants in a self-study process that has led to the development of a comprehensive self-study report, written to the Criteria of Accreditation. 

Northern will undergo an evaluative visit from peer reviewers from March 4-6, 2013.  Before this visit, the self-study report will be provided to the peer review team and include access to electronic versions of evidence to support our claims of meeting the Criteria of Accreditation.

Links to the self-study document

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Executive Summary, Peer Review Team Bios, & Schedule of Visit

Self Study Executive Summary:  This links you to the Executive Summary of our Self-Study. The summary was organized around the new criteria and related sub-components. The summary lists the evidence we provided in our self-study that demonstrate that we are meeting the criteria and also lists the areas we cited that were challenges or needed improvement.

Peer Reviewer Bios:  View this document to learn about the members of our Peer Review Team.

Comprehensive Visit Schedule

 Links to the Resource Rooms of Evidence:


Awards and Accreditations