Bates strives for continual improvement. To do that, we set goals and assess our annual accomplishment of those goals.
Bates Technical 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.
Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224 | www.nwccu.org
Accreditation Reports and Evaluations
Accreditation is an ongoing process. Between 2011 and 2016, reports will be submitted annually to the NWCCU according to the current Accreditation Standards:
2016 Mid-Cycle Self Evaluation Report and Institutional Assessment Plan
Spring 2016 Special Report - Regarding Fall 2013 Year Seven Mission Fulfillment and Sustainability Peer Evaluation Report Recommendation 9
- Bates Technical College Ad Hoc Report (pdf) 2015 Report
- Compliance with Eligibility Requirement 19 and Standard 2.F.7 (pdf) 2016 Acceptance Letter
Winter 2015 Letter from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities - Recommendations 1, 2, 4,and 6 - expectations have been met; Recommendation 3, 5, 7, and 8 - in need of improvement
Year One Report and Evaluation, including (2014): Standard 1: Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations
- Bates Technical College Year One Report (pdf) 2014 Update to Year One Report
Year Three and Year Seven Report and Evaluation (2013), including:
- Bates Technical College Year Seven Report (pdf) 2013
- Year Seven Report Evaluation (pdf) 2013
- Year Seven Reaffirmation of Accreditation (pdf) 2013
Year One Report and Evaluation, including (2011): Standard 1: Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations