Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Accreditation Reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

Kirkland, Wash. – The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the regional accreditation body for the Northwest, has reaffirmed Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s (LWTech) accreditation for another seven years. Accreditation by the NWCCU Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. LWTech’s accreditation was reaffirmed in January 2020.

Last October, the evaluation committee spent two-and-a-half days on LWTech’s campus meeting with faculty, staff, students, the Board of Trustees, and the public. In their comprehensive evaluation they stated, “The Evaluation Committee compliments LWTech faculty and administrators for their commitment to student achievement. The intentional and long-standing collaboration among Instruction and Student Services has resulted in nationally recognized gains in completion.”

“We’ve made great strides in retention and completion, and I am incredibly proud of the way this college has worked to close completion and equity gaps over the past seven years, comments Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech. I look forward to welcoming members of the Commission back to campus for their next scheduled visit in the fall of 2022.”

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 11 applied bachelor's degrees, 41 associate degrees, and 83 professional certificates in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.