Accreditation & Awards

Other recognitions

  • NWTC is recognized as an institution of higher education by the United States Department of Education.
  • NWTC is recognized as a comprehensive technical college by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
  • Many of NWTC's degree and diploma programs are accredited or certified by appropriate industry and professional standards organizations.

The State of Wisconsin in 1960 empowered the NWTC District Board to grant Associate Degrees in Applied Science in two-year programs and Technical Diplomas in one- and two-year programs.

2016 Best of the Bay Readers Choice Award

NWTC is a Achieving the Dream Leader College

Achieving the Dream Leader College

NWTC is one of only 16 community colleges in the U.S. to receive this national recognition in 2014 for student success and closing achievement gaps.

NWTC is approved by NC-SARA to offer online and distance learning courses

NWTC is approved by NC-SARA to offer online and distance learning courses

NWTC is a national and regional leader!

  • American Association of Community College Awards of Excellence Finalist in 2014 – NWTC is one of four national finalists in the student success category.

  • NWTC ranks among the TOP 100 U.S. colleges* for:

  • Ranked as one of America’s 15 fastest-growing large colleges in 2014 by Community College Week and U.S. Dept. of Education.

  • Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, NWTC president, was named 2015 Pacestter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, National and District 3 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario).

* Of U.S. colleges that award two-year degrees; source: U.S. Department of Education data published in Community College Week in September 2015.