LBHC Accreditation Reaffirmed for 10 Years

Feb 15th, 2006 | By | Category: 17-3: Heroes of Today, Tribal College News

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU ) reaffirmed the accreditation for Little Big Horn College (LBHC, Crow Agency, MT) in July 2005.

LBHC hosted six NWCCU Evaluation Committee Team members and a liaison April 6-8, 2005. The campus visit was a culmination of an Institutional Self-Study process that took approximately two years. All aspects of the college were studied: academics, finances, governance, student services, facilities, policies, personnel qualifications, and other college services.

LBHC President Dr. David Yarlott, Jr., said, “We are happy to know that the evaluation team identified most of the same areas of strengths and challenges we identified through the self-study process and that there were no surprises.”

The commission commended the trustees, administration, faculty, and staff for their deep commitment in the face of budgetary and demographic challenges. The commission mentioned the faculty’s professional qualifications and the college’s mission to improve the educational attainment of Crow people.

The accreditation is for 10 years. Within that time period, a progress report and an interim visit will be required to mark progress in the challenge areas. Those areas are evaluation and planning, student assessment, student advising, and management software system.

LBHC was chartered by the Crow Tribe in 1980 and accredited in 1990. (The NWCCU put the college on probation for a brief time in 2001 after the college president was fired, but the accreditation was reinstated in 2002.) LBHC is a land grant institution with over 350 enrolled students.

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