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). As an AQIP institution, 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.

Accrediation Evaulation 2019

Kishwaukee College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit on April 22-23, 2019, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Kishwaukee College has been accredited by HLC since 1974.

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

Submit comments to HLC at or mail them to the address below. All comments must be received by March 25, 2019.

Public Comment on Kishwaukee College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

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: