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The College of Western Idaho (CWI) is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU is a regional postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Credits, certificates, and degrees earned at CWI are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Due to our previous accreditation partnership with the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), credits, certificates, and degrees earned from January 2009 through August 2014 appear on both CSI and CWI transcripts. Credits, certificates, and degrees earned from August 2014 to present appear on CWI transcripts.

Effective September 1, 2016, the NWCCU granted initial accreditation to CWI at the associate degree level. CWI is now in a seven-year accreditation cycle, which includes periodic evaluations and site visits from the NWCCU.

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Several of our programs are also accredited by the appropriate accrediting agencies, and graduates are eligible to take the qualifying examinations of the respective state and national licensing or registration bodies and join professional organizations.

Accreditation Reports:

Supporting documents for CWI’s accreditation reports are available by clicking on links throughout the reports.  While every effort has been made to ensure that links are up-to-date and in working order when the report is published, several are housed by agencies outside of the College of Western Idaho and may change at any time without warning.  If you are having trouble with a link, please let us know and we will attempt to update it or assist you in finding the information in another manner. 

2009 Application for Consideration Report

NWCCU Approval Letter

2011 Comprehensive Self Evaluation Report & Appendix

NWCCU Approval Letter

2012 Year One Self Evaluation Report & 2013 Special Year One Report

NWCCU Approval Letter

2014 Year Three Self Evaluation & Mid Cycle Reports

NWCCU Approval Letter

2016 Year Seven Self Evaluation Report

NWCCU Approval Letter

2017 Year One Self Evaluation Report

NWCCU Approval Letter