Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052, the accrediting body of colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest. MHCC is also approved as a veterans' training institution by the Veterans Administration. Accreditation is the oldest and best known assurance of higher education quality.
The College's accreditation status was most recently reaffirmed by the NWCCU in February 2012 on the basis of the Fall 2011 Year One Evaluation, (see related NWCCU correspondence).
The new accreditation process involves five standards, follows a seven year cycle and emphasizes planning, assessment and continuous improvement, all of which must be interwoven throughout the institution, its processes and operations.
The entire College community will have opportunities to participate in and support the accreditation process. Please contact Accreditation Director Sheri Mosher at email@example.com or (503) 491-7630 for more information.