Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation is important because it assures the public of the integrity and quality of MCC’s programs and services, ensures that the college can hire highly qualified faculty and staff, enables students to obtain financial aid and veteran’s services, and allows the college to receive funding through federal grants.
The Accreditation Process
Muskegon Community College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of NCA since 1929. College and universities are evaluated every ten years and/or periodically as necessary to maintain accreditation. Between 2008 and 2010, MCC undertook a two-year comprehensive self-study process, which culminated in a self-study report submitted to the Commission in 2010. In October 2010, representatives from the HLC visited MCC to evaluate and confirm how well all areas of the college meet the criteria for accreditation, and to provide advice on how the college might improve its programs and services in the future. As of October 2013, MCC is accredited to offer 100 percent of its courses and programs online.
If you have comments about the accreditation process contact the HLC at: 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504 or at 800.621.7440. They can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. Any interested person may review a copy of the accreditation documents by visiting the MCC Administration Office, room 400.