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.

2011 HLC Accreditation Report

2013 HLC Monitoring Report

2014 HLC Response to Monitoring Report

If you have comments about the accreditation process contact the HLC at 230 S. LaSalle, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 or by calling (800) 621-7440. They can also be contacted by email at or online at Any interested person may review a copy of the accreditation documents by visiting the MCC Administration Office, Room 2109.