Accreditation and Recognition

Highland Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Questions regarding the College's accreditation may be directed to Executive Vice President, Chris Kuberski at 815.599.3417.

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

AQIP logo

Highland is a member of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The links below are to key quality improvement documents associated with the College's quality improvement efforts.

2017 HLC Visit

Comprehensive Quality Review Highlights Report - January 2017

2016 Action Project Updates

Project: Cultivating Collaborative Relationships with External Partners

Project: Expanding and Evolviing 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

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 -

National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF)

Medical Assistant AAS -

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


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

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