10 Jul 2014

Boost for CNMI college courses after accreditation

3:20 pm on 10 July 2014

The Northern Marianas lone tertiary institution has been granted a six-year accreditation by the senior commission of the Western Association for Schools and Colleges.

Northern Marianas College

Northern Marianas College Photo: RNZ Mark Rabago

The new accreditation allows the Northern Marianas College to offer more four-year degree programs.

Right now, its only four-year degree programme is a bachelor's degree in education.

The six-year accreditation requires the college to submit only one interim report, which will address four areas that the college is committed to build on - faculty roles and development, research and data-supported decisions, assessment of learning, and student success.