Friday, April 10, 2015

Edison receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Edison Community College recently received formal notification and official record of Reaffirmation of Accreditation from its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This process is implemented to ensure that students who graduate with a degree, certificate or look to transfer credits to another institution will be successful.

Reaffirmation is based upon evaluation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). In the reaffirmation procedure, an AQIP Pathway Review Panel on Reaffirmation reviews the institution’s cumulative record of activity and judges whether it has documented that it meets the HLC’s criteria for accreditation. The panel also recommends whether the institution remains eligible for the AQIP Pathway.

“The accreditation of Edison State Community College is key to the college’s future and ensures quality programs and services for our diverse student body,” said Dr. Karen Rafinski, Interim President. “We are delighted to receive this reaffirmation of the diligent work of our faculty, staff and administrators.”

By maintaining accreditation through AQIP, Edison is able to ensure its students that credits earned through its programs will transfer to other accredited colleges and universities across the country.

The HLC is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Running on an eight-year cycle, Edison’s next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022-2023. For more information, contact Mona Walters, Dean of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, by emailing

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