HLC Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462

East Central College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

While on a Higher Learning Commission designation of “Accreditation- On Notice” the College remains accredited, and has the opportunity to remedy the issues that led to the sanction. The finding means the institution complies with the Criteria for Accreditation, but is at risk of being out of compliance on certain core components of Criteria 4 and 5. The period of Notice is not more than two years in length.

While on “Notice” the College has plans in place to address the concerns of the Higher Learning Commission:

  • Creation of a Strategic Plan
  • Institutional Assessment Plan Development
  • Shared Governance council on matters of institutional concern

During the two year period, the college accreditation is in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission; college credits transfer, financial aid will be dispersed and the high quality of academic programs remain. More information about accreditation standards can be found at:

Criteria for Accreditation