Statement of Accreditation Status
Northern Marianas College

PO Box 501250
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Charlotte Cepeda Dean, Learning and Student Success charlotte.cepeda [at]
Board of Directors Chair Charles Cepeda Chairman, NMC Board of Regents charlesvcepeda [at]
Chief Academic Officer Charlotte Cepeda Dean, Learning and Student Success charlotte.cepeda [at]
Chief Executive Officer Frankie Eliptico Interim President frankie.eliptico [at]
Chief Financial Officer David Peter Attao Chief Financial Officer david.attao [at]
Director Institutional Research Vilma Reyes Director vilma.reyes [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Basic Law Enforcement Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Business Associate 1984 On-Site
Business Administration Associate 1994 On-Site
Business Management Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Business Management Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Computer Applications Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Criminal Justice Associate 1990 On-Site
Education Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Fire Science Technology Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Fire Science Technology Associate 2017 On-Site
Hospitality Management Associate 1990 On-Site
Hospitality Operations Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Liberal Arts Associate 1983 On-Site
Natural Resources Management Associate 2002 On-Site
Nursing Associate 1987 On-Site
Nursing Assistant Non-degree 1991 On-Site
Small Business Management Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Accreditation Visit

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