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Northern Marianas College

PO Box 501250

Saipan, MP 96950

United States

Telephone: 670-234-5498


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Maureen A. Maloney

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: 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. 1900

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2014

Undergraduate FTE: 1,066

Graduate FTE: 0

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Public

Sponsorship: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. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

Accreditation Liaison OfficerCharlotte CepedaDean, Learning and Student
Board of Directors ChairElaine OrillaBoard of Regents
Chief Academic OfficerRandy YatesDean of Academic
Chief Executive OfficerGalvin Deleon
Chief Financial OfficerDavid Peter AttaoChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchVilma
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
03033000Northern Marianas CollegeSaipanMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Basic Law EnforcementNon-degree1992On-Site
Business AdministrationAssociate1994On-Site
Business ManagementBachelors2014On-Site
Business ManagementNon-degree2014On-Site
Computer ApplicationsNon-degree2014On-Site
Criminal JusticeAssociate1990On-Site
Fire Science TechnologyAssociate2017On-Site
Fire Science TechnologyNon-degree1995On-Site
Hospitality ManagementAssociate1990On-Site
Hospitality OperationsNon-degree2014On-Site
Liberal ArtsAssociate1983On-Site
Natural Resources ManagementAssociate2002On-Site
Nursing AssistantNon-degree1991On-Site
Small Business ManagementNon-degree2014On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2021Accreditation Visit