What is Accreditation?

Welcome to the South Mountain Community College website, dedicated to the reaffirmation of accreditation by the college’s accrediting body — the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation is a review process used in higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities and educational programs for quality assurance and institutional improvement. Most recently, in 2019-2020 South Mountain submitted an assurance argument, supported by detailed artifacts or evidentiary documents, to the HLC. In February 2020, the college hosted HLC representatives who engaged in a campus visit to verify claims and validate our continued accreditation. Following their visit, the college was fully reaffirmed for the maximum ten years.

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South Mountain Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).

HLC Address: 
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 
Chicago, IL 60604 
Phone: 800-621-7440

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