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HLC Campus Visit

2022 Higher Learning Commission Comprehensive Evaluation of Independence Community College

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in a region that includes 19 states. A full review of accreditation is conducted every ten years. During the ten-year cycle, HLC conducts a mid-point evaluation in year four. The next evaluation of Independence Community College (ICC) occurs this spring, with a site visit April 11-12, 2022. This is a year four mid-point evaluation. To prepare for this visit, the College will submit an Assurance Argument demonstrating our compliance with the criteria for accreditation in March 2022.

As a part of the preparations for the HLC review process, our students participated in a survey in February 2022. You can view those results here.

ICC has been accredited since 1957 and received the last full reaffirmation of accreditation in 2018. ICC’s next reaffirmation will occur in 2028.

Peer Review

On April 11 and 12, 2022, a peer review team from HLC will visit ICC. Peer review in accreditation is based on the fundamental assumption that quality in higher education is best served when peers in higher education, informed by standards created and applied by professionals in higher education, make team-based judgements about institutional quality using multiple types of evidence. Reviewers are peers – faculty, staff, and administrators – from other HLC-accredited institutions.


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HLC Correspondence

We sent an HLC bulletin each Wednesday leading up to the HLC visit. These bulletins provided information to help students, faculty and staff understand the HLC process and each criteria that was used to evaluate ICC.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.