Northwest Iowa Community College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission

Northwest Iowa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The Iowa Department of Education

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Northwest Iowa Community College has been approved by the state of Iowa to
participate in the logoNational Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The agreement makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Student complaints concerning online courses and programs that have not been resolved by Northwest Iowa Community
College may appeal to the Bureau of Iowa College Aid by calling 877-272-4456, or Click Here.


In 2012, Northwest Iowa Community College received logoaccreditation and certification for our concurrent enrollment programs from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). 

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