Dawson Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981, (425) 558-4224.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that the institution meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs. An accredited college or university achieves these purposes and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the near 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.