Accreditation

Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education.

The Teacher Education programs are state-approved through the Nevada State Board of Education.

  • Sierra Nevada College is registered in the State of Nevada, with the Articles of Incorporation last amended and approved December 12, 2011 and filed with the State of Nevada Secretary of State December 13, 2011. Sierra Nevada College’s Bylaws were last updated December 12, 2011.
  • Sierra Nevada College is authorized to operate as a tax-exempt organization, with the most recent letter on file and dated June 17, 1971.
  • Sierra Nevada College is approved by the Postsecondary Education Commission in Nevada, with the most recent letter on file and dated April 1, 2010.
  • Sierra Nevada College is approved to offer Teacher Education Programs by the Nevada Department of Education, with the most recent letter on file and dated November 1, 2010.
  • Sierra Nevada College is approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to award degrees at the baccalaureate and masters levels, with the more recent letter on file and dated August 06, 2010.

If you are experiencing a problem with Sierra Nevada College and cannot resolve it with the appropriate school officials, you may contact the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education using the process outlined on the following website: Student Complaints

Complaints regarding the institution’s eligibility requirements, standards, and policies may be submitted in writing to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, addressed to the President at 800 165th Ave. NE Suite 100 Redmond, WA 98052.

Students taking online courses outside of Nevada may contact their state’s higher education commissions.


California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Annual Reports

Affiliations

The College is affiliated with the following organizations:

  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Licensed by the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education
  • Member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Member of the Northern California Consortium Project
  • Member of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications
  • Member of the Western Regional Honors Council
  • Member of the Administrative and Campus Computing Environments at Small Schools (ACCESS)
  • Member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • Member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
  • Member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Member of the National Collegiate Ski Association (NCSA)
  • Members of the Pacific Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO)
  • Member of the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counselors (RMACAC)
  • Member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Member of the Rocky Mountain Association Of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Additional affiliations related to specific departments are listed within that department.

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