Prince William Sound Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
PWSCC is charged by the University of Alaska Board of Regents (P10.02.02) to seek and maintain accreditation and compliance with the standards developed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The College was last accredited in 2004 and will be seeking re-accreditation in the Fall of 2014. PWSCC has been authorized to confer an Associate of Arts for transfer, an Associate of Fine Arts, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in a variety of specialized areas. In addition the College has approved Adult Basic Education and Developmental Education courses, community and continuing education, and certificates and occupational endorsements that are unique and/or critical to workforce development in the service area. The PWSCC President and the College’s administrative leadership, including the Accreditation Liaison Officer, is responsible for reviewing collective bargaining agreements, legislative action, and any other external mandates that may impact compliance with NWCCU accreditation standards.