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FOR MORE INFORMATION

William (Bill) Brown
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness/ALO
Great Basin College
Berg Hall, Elko campus
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-753-2009
E-mail: william.brown@
gbcnv.edu

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GBC Accreditation

Great Basin 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.

As part of the regular cycle for reaffirmation of accreditation, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will conduct a virtual site visit to Great Basin College (GBC) from Sept 28 - Sept 30, 2020. GBC has been accredited by NWCCU since 1974 and was last reaffirmed in 2013. Regional accreditation recognizes institutional quality, effectiveness, and sustainability in fulfilling the institution’s mission.

As part of the process, GBC invites public comment on its qualifications for accreditation. Signed written comments should be sent to the Commission and will be shared with the institution, the evaluation committee, and the Commission itself. Comments are due to the Commission no later than September 1, 2020.

Mail comments to:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Attn: Third Party Comment
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052

To obtain a copy of NWCCU Policy A-5, Public Notification and Third-Party Comments Regarding Year Seven Evaluations, visit Operational Policies under the Standards and Policies section of the NWCCU website (www.nwccu.org) or contact the Commission office at (425) 558-4224.

New Eligibility Requirements, Standards for Accreditation, and Evaluation Cycle

NWCCU - Hand Book of Accreditation 2020 Edition

New NWCCU: Eligibility Requirements and Standards for Accreditation Document

  • Annual Reports - all due on August 15th
  • Spring 2020 Year Seven Comprehensive Evaluation and includes Part II Standard Two Checklist (Year Seven)
  • Spring 2023 Mid-Cycle Evaluation (Year Three)
  • Spring 2026 Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PRFR - Year Six)
  • Spring 2027 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness (EIE - Year Seven)

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Current and Past Seven Year Cycle Reports

Click hear to review current and past Seven Year Cycle reports.

For More Information Contact

William (Bill) Brown
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness/ALO
Great Basin College
Berg Hall, Elko campus
Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: 775-753-2009
E-mail: william.brown@gbcnv.edu

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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