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. 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. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Utah System of Higher Education established an institutional scorecard based on specific reporting metrics. These metrics were incorporated as new or better defined measures supporting mission fulfillment.

As a result, Snow College has a total of 55 key performance indicators.  The Mission Fulfillment Scorecard represents the College's core theme objectives and indicators as well as their relationship to mission, strategic plan, and state performance fulfillment. Clearly, objectives and indicators that inform all these areas are better measures of institutional improvement and/or success.

These indicators, along with results from distinct academic and non-academic review activities, serve as the environment and organizational structure by which Snow College assesses mission fulifllment and determined college performance.

Snow College also has specialized accreditation for the following programs: 

Assessments and Evaluations

  Accreditation Cycle/Planning Calendar
  Mission Fulfillment Scorecard (updated June 2019)
  Mission Fulfillment Scorecard Detail Report (updated June 2019)
  Snow College Institutional Portfolio (updated December 2019)
  Snow College Strategic Plan
  Snow College Blueprint for Future
  Core Theme One Assessment Report (2012)
  Core Theme Two Assessment Report (2012)
  Core Theme Three Assessment Report (2012)
  CCSSE Results - Summary
  CCSSE Results with General Education Special Focus Items
  SENSE Results - Summary

Links

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