RCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting agency within the scope of authority approved by the United States Department of Education.
Courses and programs are approved by the Oregon State Board of Education, Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. In addition, certain professional associations have also accredited those career and technical programs that require approval. RCC is also approved as a veterans’ training institution by the Veterans Administration.
RCC’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2011 on the basis of a 10-year comprehensive self-evaluation. The college anticipates continuing its accredited status by completing a self-study in 2011. Regional accreditation is intended to ease transfer of credits to other approved institutions, to provide students with eligibility for federal financial aid, and to qualify the institution for state and federal grants and funding. The process also fosters excellence in education and continuous self-study and evaluation.
The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Oregon Community College Association. Information about RCC accreditation and licensing is available on this website or from the accreditation liaison officer, president’s office.
Advantages of Accreditation:
Rogue Community College complies with NWCCU accreditation policies and practices for the benefit of the institution and the students it serves. Advantages of accreditation include:
- Credits offered are transferrable to other colleges and universities.
- Degrees from an accredited institution are recognized by employers.
- Students have access to and are eligible for federal financial aid.
- The college is eligible for state and federal grants and funding.
- The college is widely recognized and able to improve and measure the effectiveness of its programs and efforts against state and nationally recognized norms and trends in higher education.