Accreditation & Accountability

North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) monitors student achievement in a variety of ways. Examples include retention from first to second year, persistence to degree (graduation rate), preparation for graduate studies and/or employment, success in securing jobs or gaining admittance to graduate school, and outcomes for licensing examinations. Data for each of these are provided in the Student Achievement and Success Report.

In accordance with the SACSCOC policy statement on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure and Federal Requirement 4.1, NCWC provides and annually updates information regarding its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals in the Student Achievement and Success Report.

SACSCOC Accreditation

North Carolina Wesleyan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. NC Wesleyan received initial regional accreditation in 1966 and received reaffirmation of accreditation in December 2010. Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.

SACSCOC Membership Information for North Carolina Wesleyan College may be found here.

Contact for questions about the accreditation of NCWC

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097



The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges’ Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

To gain or maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges. The Commission on Colleges applies the requirements of its Principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, private not-for-profit).

Student Achievement & Success Accountability Report: 2017-18

Academic Program Inventory and Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes