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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment
Institutional Accreditation & Accreditation Reports
For copies of CSN Accreditation Reports, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since September 1, 1975. NWCCU recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality and expects accredited institutions to comply with the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This accreditation qualifies CSN and enrolled students to access federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid. CSN is authorized by NWCCU to award Associate and Bachelor degrees.
In Fall 2018, CSN participated in a Mid-Cycle Evaluation and provided follow-up reporting on Recommendations 1, 2, and 3 of the Fall 2015 Year Seven peer Evaluation Report. CSN conducts ongoing assessment in preparation for a Spring 2024 Mission fulfillment and effectiveness report.
The new NWCCU standards are effective January 2020 and focus on demonstration of student learning, student achievement, and institutional effectiveness. The standards can be found https://www.nwccu.org/accreditation/standards-policies/standards/
Several CSN academic disciplines are accredited through their professional and specialized organizations. Click here for more information.
CSN's Men's Baseball and Women's Softball programs are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Shari Peterson, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment & Accreditation