Columbia College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and has been a member of the North Central Association since 1918. The Higher Learning Commission Complaint Process is available at: http://www.ncahlc.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html.
Higher Learning Commission
In the United States, colleges and universities voluntarily seek accreditation from nongovernmental bodies. Institutional accreditation is provided by The Higher Learning Commission. Institutional accreditation is provided by regional and national associations of schools and colleges. There are six regional associations, each named after the region in which it operates (Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, Western). Columbia College is included in the North Central region of the Higher Learning Commission. An institutional accrediting agency evaluates an entire educational organization in terms of its mission and the agency's standards or criteria.
In October 2012, a team from the Higher Learning Commission visited the main campus to review Columbia College’s petition for reaccreditation. The team recommended the maximum 10-year reaccreditation. Visit the college’s Self-Study Report for more information.
The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Institutions230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 312-263-0456 or