MCC Accreditation Pathway

  • Accreditation cycle begins years 1 -3, 2013-2016 prepare assurance filing. Process continues, year 4, 2016-2017, comprehensive evaluation and site visit. Process continues, years 5-9, 2017-2022, prepare assurance filing. Process continues year 10, 2022-2023, comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation and site visit. Accreditation reaffirmed, next 10 year cycle beings.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation assures our students, taxpayers, and the greater public that MCC meets established standards of quality education, institutional effectiveness, and fiduciary responsibility as we remain dedicated to continuous improvement. 

What are the established standards?

The Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation (Revised 2020) are the standards of quality by which HLC determines whether an institution merits accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. 

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Where are we in the accreditation cycle?

MCC is currently in year eight (2020-2021) of the accreditation cycle. The next HLC peer team site visit with a comprehensive evaluation is planned for the academic year 2022-2023.




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