Higher Learning Committee (HLC) Self-Study
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. Southern was first accredited in 1971 and has had continuous accreditation since that time. In pursuit of continued accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission, Southern is preparing an extensive self-study document to present to them in 2013.
Southern participates in the Higher Learning Commissions’s Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ) evaluation process. The PEAQ program consists of an institutional self-study, a comprehensive evaluation every 10 years by a team of trained peer reviewers, and a final decision-making by the Commission. Southern’s last comprehensive evaluation was conducted in April 2003 with the next evaluation scheduled for April 22-24, 2013.