In addition to achieving regional institutional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and specialized program accreditation, Southwestern also maintains program approval requirements from multiple agencies.  The State and National approvals are yet another way to ensure the quality of programs at Southwestern.

Nursing Self Study - Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)

Nursing is the longest ongoing degree program at Southwestern! Our program participates in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education, a statewide Nursing partnership of 11 Community Colleges and six Universities with a shared curriculum across all campuses.

         OSBN Oregon State Board of Nursing Logo and Website Link


Adult and Pre-College Education Approvals

Adult and Pre-College Education is an integration of the college’s adult non-credit programs that provides academic classes and supports for success towards a GED, English Language Learners and academic skill building. Adult and Pre-College Education receives Title II funding from the Office of Community College and Workforce Development (CCWD). The previous on-site Program Review was 2012. CCWD no longer provides seven-year on-site reviews. The new process began in 2014 and requires programs to submit Strategic Plans and updates annually.

SBDC - Small Business Development Center