Structured Around Quality Improvement

Kishwaukee College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Since 2005, Kishwaukee College has been accredited through the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). Kishwaukee College structures its accreditation around quality improvement processes and systems. 

For more information on the AQIP program at KC, view our Completed Action Projects.

The Systems Portfolio covers the six AQIP Categories, describing processes, results and improvement in each of the institution’s systems, and shows evidence that the institution continues to meet HLC's five Criteria for Accreditation. The portfolio is appraised by a team of HLC peer reviewers, who provide feedback on the institution’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.

The Higher Learning Commission has recently retired the AQIP model. Moving forward, Kishwaukee College will be a part of the Open Pathways model.

Accreditation Evaluation 2019

Kishwaukee College is pleased to announce the successful completion of the accreditation process. After a comprehensive site visit in April, 2019, Kishwaukee College received a Reaffirmation of Accreditation through 2028. 


AQIP Systems Portfolios


2018 Reaccreditation Process

Core Criteria Document
President's Response to HLC Report
Systems Appraisal
Kishwaukee College 2018 Systems Portfolio

You can find more information on the accreditation process, AQIP, or The Higher Learning Commission by visiting their websites or by contacting:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Additional Resources

Institutional Research Webpage
Institutional Overview 2013

Kishwaukee College Official Recognitions:

Additional Accreditations and Recognitions: