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Accreditation - AQIP

AQIP 8-year cycle

Strategy Forum

Years 1 and 4: A three-day Strategy Forum identifies KCC’s priority projects, which guide the selection of AQIP Action Projects.

Action Projects Update and Review

Each year: KCC provides the HLC with Action Projects Updates three times annually and receives responses through HLC's Action Projects Review. The most recent update was in Fall, 2015.

Systems Portfolio and Appraisal

Years 3 and 7: KCC's Systems Portfolio provides information about its programs and services, describes process improvements, and highlights performance indicator results. In response, HLC issues a detailed Systems Appraisal of KCC’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Comprehensive Quality Review

Years 4 (optional) and 8: The Comprehensive Quality Review team will visit campus and engage KCC in discussions about its Action Projects, initiatives featured in the Systems Portfolio, and strategies designed through the Strategy Forums. This team will also review results from any concerns or issues raised by the Systems Appraisal team

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Year 8: The final report of the Comprehensive Quality Review visit team and the documentation that supports it (e.g., past Systems Portfolios and Appraisals, Action Projects Updates and Reviews, federal compliance documentation, etc.) will serve as the basis for reaffirming accreditation. KCC is accredited through 2024.


Kankakee Community College

Purva Rushi, Ed.D.
Director of Institutional Research and Grants Development
Accreditation Liaison Officer
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815-802-8258


KCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) through 2016.

KCC uses the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) for its accreditation process.


The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle St.
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Phone: 800-621-7440 / 312-263-0456
Fax: 312-263-7462​​​