Accreditation Statement

Columbia Gorge 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
(425) 558-4224

CGCC Self Evaluations and Evidence


2023 Mid-Cycle Evaluation and Evidence


Evidence for previous self studies is not available online. If access to evidence is needed, please contact the accreditation liasion officer, Susan Lewis at

2020 Comprehensive Self-Evaluation and Evidence

2016 Mid-Cycle Review2016 Evidence 6.75 MB

2013 Self Evaluation and Evidence 

2011 Self Evaluation1.96 MB    2011 Self Evaluation: Appendix25.28 MB

2009 Self Study2.36 MB         2009 Self Study: Appendix39.53 MB

2008 Self Study6.1 MB            2008 Self Study: Appendix53.38 MB

Reports and Presentations

NWCCU Accreditation Standards

Next Self-Evaluation Report and Visit

  • April, 2024 Ad Hoc Report - Recommendation #3
  • April, 2026 Year 6 - Standard 2 - Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review
  • April, 2027 Year 7 - Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness