Monday, May 7, 2012
Northland Community & Technical College was one of 22 colleges and universities nationwide to earn national accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs. The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) announced Monday that 22 colleges and universities in five states have been granted national accreditation for their concurrent enrollment programs.
Five of the newly accredited programs are offered by Minnesota colleges and universities: Central Lakes College, Northland Community and Technical College, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota Duluth (reaccreditation), University of Minnesota Twin Cities (reaccreditation). A total of 10 programs in Minnesota are now NACEP-accredited.
NACEP President Lynn Burbank remarked: “Through NACEP’s rigorous accreditation peer-review process, each post-secondary institution has demonstrated that it integrates high quality standards-based practices across its concurrent enrollment program. We are pleased to award this prestigious recognition to these twenty-two institutions.”
To earn accreditation from NACEP, concurrent enrollment programs conduct a self-study, document how their programs adhere to NACEP’s 17 standards, and are evaluated by peer reviewers from NACEP- accredited programs. NACEP’s standards were developed and refined over many years, serve as a model for quality standards in 15 states, and are adaptable to a wide range of higher education institutions.
In 2010-11, Minnesota high school students earned more than 163,000 postsecondary credits through concurrent enrollment. Students can also earn college credit by attending courses taught on the college campus. Both methods of earning college credit while in high school are authorized by Minnesota state statute 124D.09.
For more information regarding the College in the High School program at Northland Community & Technical College please contact Rich Johnson, Program Coordinator, Richard.Johnson@northlandcollege.edu or Norma Konschak, Dean of Academic Affairs, Norma.Konschak@northlandcollege.edu.
Northland Community and Technical College (Northland College .edu) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN and East Grand Forks, MN. Northland also has a separate aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, MN and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year AAS degrees in more than 60 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit Northland online at www.northlandcollege.edu. Northland is an equal opportunity educator and employer.