Copper Mountain College Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation through 2019.

    July 15, 2013

    The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges took action at their June meeting to reaffirm Copper Mountain College’s accreditation for the next six years.

    In March 2013 the Commission’s Site Team assembled at CMC to verify compliance of the Accreditation Standards, Eligibility Requirements and Commission Policies.  During this time the Team met with many representatives of CMC including: board members, faculty, staff, students and Foundation.

    After receiving official notification from the Commission, Dr. Wagner stated, "The effort that goes into such a positive outcome can't be overstated.  Years of work led up to preparing the College's Self Evaluation that was later tested by a team of eleven experts from various fields that spent three days taking a microscopic look at CMC and its operations. I'm extremely proud of our Faculty, Staff, Administration and Board of Trustees who have worked so hard to make this possible".

    The purpose of accreditation is to help institutions of higher learning achieve and maintain a high level of quality and excellence in the administration and delivery of educational programs and services.  In addition, Accreditation confers official acknowledgement that the institution’s educational quality is sufficient to meet the standards of the accrediting agency.  As a result, students can easily transfer credits earned at CMC to other colleges and universities.

    CMC will have one follow-up report due in March of 2014 addressing the recommendation of the Commission to have one counselor at the Base Programs Office.  This position is currently being recruited for by the Human Resources Office.

    If you would like to view CMC’s Self Evaluation report or learn more about CMC’s programs and services visit the website at

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