Southwestern is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a nationally recognized regional accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities officially reaffirmed Southwestern Oregon Community College’s accreditation on July 22, 2013, following a peer evaluation of the 2013 Year One Report. The Year One Self Evaluation Report was submitted to NWCCU on March 1, 2013, covering Standard 1 - Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations and included an addendum to address recommendations 1 and 2 of the Spring 2012 Comprehensive Peer-Evaluation Report. Copies of the college’s accreditation, self-study reports, approvals, and certifications are available for review by contacting the Accreditation Liaison Officer, limited reports are available in the Library located on the second floor of Tioga Hall, with electronic versions posted on the Institutional Report Archives webpage. NWCCU Accreditation status is granted as an institution; any specialized program accreditation or approvals are granted by other agencies.