Accreditation & Assessment

Snow College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Credits and degrees earned at Snow College are accepted by most American colleges and universities.  The mission of Snow College is governed by three core themes:

  • Tradition of Excellence:  Snow College honors its history and advances its rich tradition of learning by providing a vibrant learning environment that empowers all students to achieve their educational goals.

  • Culture of Innovation:  Snow College encourages and supports innovative initiatives among students, faculty, and staff that create dynamic learning experiences for the entire college.

  • Atmosphere of Engagement:  Snow College fosters many opportunities that engage the college and surrounding communities in local and global learning and service opportunities.Planning and Assessment Model

Snow College has identified objectives which “define” respective core themes.
Each objective has one to four key performance indicators (KPIs) which “define” the objective for a total of 16 main performance indicators.  Snow College's strategic plan is represented by five main goals that help address budget and resource allocation given the tactical direction of the College for the next five to ten years.  These goals identify with one or more core themes and provide additional measures of institutional performance.  In March 2015, the state of Utah determined that additional higher education funding be appropriated to state institutions based on specific performance indicators.  Many of these indicators mirror those already established by the College. 

As a result, Snow College has a total of 32 existing and/or proposed performance indicators.  The Overall Performance Indicator Summary represents current and proposed (highlighted) core theme objectives and indicators and their relationship to mission, strategic plan, and state performance fulfillment. Clearly, objectives and indicators that inform all three areas are better measures of institutional improvement and/or success.

These indicators, along with results from distinct academic and non-academic reviews/assessment activities, serve as the environment and organizational structure by which Snow College assess the fulfillment of its mission. 

Snow College also has specialized accreditation for the following programs: 

Assessments and Evaluations

  Snow College Blueprint for Future
  Core Theme One Assessment Report
  Core Theme Two Assessment Report
  Core Theme Three Assessment Report
Mission Fulfillment Scorecard (2012)
  Overall Performance Indicator (KPI) Summary (2015)
  CCSSE Results - Summary
  CCSSE Results with General Education Special Focus Items
  SENSE Results - Summary


  Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 
  Utah System of Higher Education and Board of Regents 
  HigherEdUtah 2020