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Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Welcome to our 2012 reaccreditation website! It features links to our self-study and evidence and illustrates our commitment to the accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission. Columbia College's last comprehensive evaluation was conducted in 2002. Columbia College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1918. In preparation for the comprehensive review by the Higher Learning Commission, Columbia College has worked diligently to provide evidence of support to meet or exceed standards.

Columbia College's HLC Reaffirmation for Accreditation Approach

Misty Bush, Director, Office of Institutional Compliance, is currently leading the HLC Reaffirmation for Accreditation process for Columbia College. The college was approved for the Open Pathway for Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2013. The Open Pathway is a ten-year accreditation cycle that consist of an Assurance Review, Quality Initiative Report, and Comprehensive Evaluation.

Related Reaccreditation Links:

Higher Learning Commission
Columbia College’s Current Statement of Affiliation