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Institutional Accreditation

Kennedy-King College is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

The Higher Learning Commission last reaffirmed Kennedy-King College’s institutional accreditation in 2006, following a comprehensive site visit. The next comprehensive site visit is scheduled for spring of 2016, ten years after the prior evaluation. Under current Commission policies, this is the longest period of time allowed between comprehensive institutional evaluations.     ​​​

Institutional Accreditation Self-Study Process

​Kennedy-King College’s Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees and is responsible for the College’s institutional accreditation processes. This includes coordinating self-study activities and maintaining communication mechanisms with both the campus community and the public in preparation for the Higher Learning Commission’s team visit to the campus on April 4-5, 2016.

Collaborating across the campus, with the City Colleges of Chicago District administration, and with the public, the campus is currently engaged in a comprehensive institutional self-study. Kennedy-King College’s self-study reviews all campus programs and processes and presents evidence to demonstrate to the Higher Learning Commission and to all stakeholders that the College is achieving its stated mission and that its culture of student learning, assessment, and continuous improvement processes appropriately support that mission.    

Contact

​Please direct questions regarding Kennedy-King College’s institutional accreditation to Catherine (Kristy) Lisle, Ph.D. Vice President, Academic Affairs, clisle@ccc.edu, or to Adam R. Malson, Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, amalson@ccc.edu.