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The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

2019 HLC Accreditation Reaffirmed

HLC Action Letter – November 2019
Public Disclosure Letter – November 2019

2017 HLC Visit

Comprehensive Quality Review Highlights Report – January 2017

2016 Action Project Updates

Project: Cultivating Collaborative Relationships with External Partners
Project: Expanding and Evolving Community Education toward “Lifelong Learning”
Project: Developing a Comprehensive Transitional Math Studies Program
Project: Redesign of Pivotal Transitional English Course (Comm 090)

Systems Portfolios and Feedback Reports

2019 HCC Notice Report- February
2019 HCC Notice Report Appendix- February
2017 Comprehensive Quality Review Highlights Report – January
2014 Systems Appraisal Feedback Report
2014 Systems Portfolio
2010 Systems Appraisal Feedback Report
2010 Systems Portfolio
2009 Quality Checkup Visit Report
FY08-09 Quality Improvement Campaigns
2006 Systems Portfolio Feedback Report
2006 Systems Portfolio

Official Recognition

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Illinois Community College Board

Specialized Accreditation

Auto Body Repair AAS and Certificate; Automotive Mechanics, Automotive Service Level I and II Certificates – ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF)

Medical Assistant AAS –
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

Nursing AAS – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

EMT/Paramedic AAS – Accredited Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) programs through SwedishAmerican, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Mercy Health, or other accredited hospital programs.

Institutional Memberships

The following list includes, but is not limited to, the state and national organizations of which Highland Community College is a member:

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Arrowhead Athletic Conference
  • Association for Institutional Research
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • College and University Personnel Association for Human Resources
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Council on Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of North Central Two Year Colleges
  • Early Childhood Consortium
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Honors Council of the Illinois Region
  • Illinois Association of College Stores
  • Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Illinois Association of Institutional Research
  • Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Illinois Collegiate and University Personnel Association for Human Resources
  • Illinois Community College Admissions and Records Officers Organization
  • Illinois Community College Chief Student Services Officers
  • Illinois Community College Faculty Association
  • Illinois Community College Student Activities Association
  • Illinois Community College Trustees Association
  • Illinois Community Colleges Online
  • Illinois Council of Community College Administrators
  • Illinois Council of Community College Presidents
  • Illinois Council of Community Education and Training
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Illinois Online Network
  • Illinois Post-secondary Agriculture Students
  • Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Officers
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • National Association of Basketball Coaches
  • National Association of College Stores
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Behavioral Intervention Team Association
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
  • National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
  • Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges
  • North Central Association
  • Organization of Associate Degree Nursing
  • PrairieCat
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Wisconsin Collegiate Bowling Conference

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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