Clatsop Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052, 425-558-4224. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is an independent, non-profit organization recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the northwest postsecondary regional accrediting authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions. Accreditation by postsecondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid. Clatsop Community College’s accreditation from the NWCCU assures students that their work will receive appropriate recognition from prospective employers and other colleges and institutions. Accreditation information is available at the Office of the President.