Accreditation

Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its Inter-Governmental Agreement with Portland Community College (PCC). Credits, certificates and degrees earned at OCCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to other institutions, subject to the specific policies of the receiving institutions.

PCC is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is a regional post-secondary accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  OCCC has been granted Candidacy status with NWCCU, the final step prior to independent regional accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a preaccreditation affiliate status with the Commission following a specified procedure for application, institutional self-study, and on-site evaluation. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation. It is an indication that an institution complies with the Eligibility Requirements and is progressing toward accreditation.

Individuals wishing to review information about OCCC's accreditation status may do so at this link http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/accreditation-status-of-occc-programs-and-services/. A copy of OCCC's official accreditation documentation is on reserve and available for review in the OCCC Library during regular business hours.