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Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission

Muskegon Community College has been accredited or approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1929. Accreditation is important because it assures the public of the integrity and quality of MCC’s programs and services, enhances the College’s ability to hire highly qualified faculty and staff, enables students to obtain financial aid and veterans services, and allows the College to receive funding through federal grants.

MCC Reaccredited by HLC Through 2031

On January 29, 2021, the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed MCC’s accreditation for another 10 years.

The Assessment Committee is leading the effort to build upon and improve MCC’s assessment efforts with input from the MCC community. Our talented and hard-working faculty members are doing great work in assessment as they continue to gather data, submit reports, and make changes to improve student learning.

The Accreditation Process

College and universities are evaluated every ten years and/or periodically as necessary to maintain accreditation.

Between 2017 and 2020, MCC undertook a two-year comprehensive self-study process, which culminated in an assurance argument submitted to the Higher Learning Commission in September 2020. In October 2020, a visiting team from HLC conducted a virtual review. Following the review by the HLC team, MCC’s accreditation was affirmed with the next HLC check-in scheduled for 2025. Since October 2013, MCC has been accredited to offer 100 percent of its courses and programs online.

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In addition to HLC Accreditation, the following programs have specific accreditation:

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