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Summer Kenesson
Executive Dean of Research, Planning and Instruction

Nicholas Richter
Research Analyst

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 |

Accreditation Reports and Evaluations

Accreditation is an ongoing process. Between 2011 and 2014, reports will be submitted annually to the NWCCU according to the current Accreditation Standards:

Year One Report and Evaluation, including Standard 1: Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations (2011)

Year Three and Year Seven Report and Evaluation (2013), including: