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When you choose to pursue higher education at NWTC, you are selecting an accredited college that has received national and regional recognition for student success, innovative programming, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Accreditation and Certifications

Attending an accredited college helps ensure you are getting a quality education, have access to federal financial aid, and can transfer credits to other institutions. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is accredited or certified by a number of organizations, including those listed below.

NWTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional institutional accreditor. HLC Institutional Accreditor Letter

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The United States Department of Education recognizes Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as an institution of higher education.

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The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board recognizes NWTC as a comprehensive technical college.

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NWTC is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to offer online and distance learning courses.

Program-Based Certifications

Additionally, many of the College's degree and diploma programs are accredited or certified by the appropriate industry and professional standards organizations. 

Browse our individual programs and degrees to find out more.


Notable College Honors

2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education, named NWTC a recipient of this award, recognizing the College's innovations in helping underrepresented students pursue STEM careers.

2021 Achieving the Dream Leah Meyer Austin Award

2021 Achieving the Dream Leah Meyer Austin Award

National prize is given annually to an ATD Network college that shows sustained, substantive improvement in student outcomes; narrowing and closing of equity gaps; and outstanding commitment to equity-centered cultural change.

2021 Bellwether Award Finalist

2021 Bellwether Award Finalist

NWTC's transition from semesters to eight-week terms, “The 8-Week Advantage: Turning Change into Transformation,” was judged a Top 10 Bellwether Finalist in the category of Planning, Governance & Finance.

2021 Student Success Collaborative Award Winner

2021 Student Success Collaborative Award Winner

Education Advisory Board (EAB)’s Collaborative Citizenship Award recognizes an institution that shares practices & approaches to student success and strives to help peers succeed.

2020 Achieving the Dream Leader College

2020 Achieving the Dream Leader College

NWTC was one of four community colleges in Achieving the Dream’s Network to earn Leader College of Distinction status, the highest designation offered to institutions in the ATD Network.

2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

The Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is a national honor that recognizes outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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