WNC State Authorization Reciprocity for Distance Education
State Authorization Reciprocity for Distance Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents Specifies the constitutional authority under which it was created in Article 1 Section 1, and the institutions under NSHE include Western Nevada College (WNC) (“College”). The entire NSHE handbook is available online. WNC is a degree-granting institution that is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Furthermore, the state of Nevada is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Western Nevada College (“College”) is an approved SARA institution. SARA is an agreement that establishes a common set of standards for offering post-secondary distance education among member states. Learn more about SARA and the benefits to students.
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education (USDOE) State Authorization Regulations, the following information is provided to all current and prospective students.
Western Nevada College is authorized to deliver Distance Education throughout the United States by virtue of its membership and compliance with SARA both as a state and as an institution.
The “College” has not had any adverse actions taken by a State or accrediting agency against our Distance Education program.
The complaint process for students is outlined below.
The Complaint Process:
Western Nevada College aims to resolve all student complaints in an expedient and fair manner. Students wishing to file a complaint should first exhaust all “College” resources. Click the links to view the policies regarding Title IX; Grade Disputes; Student Conduct, Academic Misconduct; or ADA Concerns.
In the event a satisfactory resolution is not reached at the “College” level regarding Online Education and State Authorization Reciprocity, students are invited to follow-up with:
Nevada System of Higher Education
Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123.
The contact information for WNC’s accrediting body can be found here: NWCCU.