WHITE BEAR LAKE — Century College received notification that its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission has been officially reaffirmed for the full seven-year cycle.
Century is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) pathway for accreditation. As part of this process, HLC conducts quality checkup site visits to each institution during the fifth or sixth year in every seven-year cycle of AQIP participation. These in-depth visits, along with a comprehensive Systems Portfolio and annual updates, provide the Commission with evidence used to determine whether the institution continues to meet the Higher Learning Commission’s criteria for accreditation, and whether it is using quality management principles to build a culture of continuous improvement that includes all college operations.
“I am so pleased that our accreditation was reaffirmed,” said Century College President Ron Anderson. “This comprehensive review reflects on the quality of all the work we do here at Century. As a college, we are committed to continuously improving our operations to better serve students and enhance their success.”
Anderson noted that Century’s participation in the national Achieving the Dream initiative, a national network of two-year colleges devoted to using data to identify achievement gaps and implement strategies to close those gaps, further demonstrates Century’s commitment to improving student success and reviewing college practices.