Whatcom Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institution accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission is located at 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981.
The College’s programs of study are approved by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The College’s physical therapist assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and the medical assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The College’s nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The College is recognized by the American Council on Education, and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Northwest Athletic Conference, and the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.