The Higher Learning Commission (The HLC)

What is The HLC?

Schoolcraft College is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The HLC is an independent corporation founded in 1895, as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the U.S. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions.

What is HLC accreditation?

Accreditation is the inspection and recognition of a college or university’s standards of quality based on established Criteria for Accreditation .

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The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association,
30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400,
Chicago, IL 60602-2504;
phone 800-621-7440; fax 312-263-0456
or access the Commission's website .

Why does accreditation matter?


Having accreditation means that the credits you earn as a student will transfer to other reputable institutions of higher learning.


Graduates of accredited schools may sit for state licensing and certification examinations.

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Employers have a better understanding of the value of education received.

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Attending an accredited college or university makes it much easier to qualify for federal student loans.