Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA).  The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central Region.

Contact information for HLC:

Phone:     (800) 621-7440
Address:   30 N. LaSalle St.
                 Ste. 2400
                 Chicago, IL 60602

Reaffrmation of Accreditaton Letter

 Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Joliet Junior College’s next reaffirmation of accreditation will be 2014-2015. 

Academic quality improvement program (AQIP)

Launched in July 1999 with a generous grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infused the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution could maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

JJC was one of the first 30 colleges to apply and be accepted into the AQIP process for accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 2000.

Checkup Visit May 7-9, 2014

During the seven-year cycle leading up to Reaffirmation of Accreditation, AQIP requires a site visit to each institution conducted by two or more trained evaluators who will spend at least two days on campus. The team prepares for the visit by reviewing relevant organizational and AQIP file materials. Quality Checkup visits occur in the two-year period before an organization’s scheduled Reaffirmation of Accreditation. The Quality Checkup team produces a written report summarizing its findings, identifying those areas the team has verified and/or clarified, and addressing the institution’s compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation, noting any areas that require additional clarification before Reaffirmation of Accreditation

May 7-9, 2014 AQIP Quality Checkup Visit Agenda
Federal Compliance Filing
AQIP Quality Program Summary

 Systems Portfolio

Systems Appraisal

Action Projects



specialized accreditation

A specialized accrediting body evaluates particular units, schools, or programs within an organization. Specialized accreditation, also called program accreditation, is often associated with national professional associations, such as those for engineering, medicine, and law, or with specific disciplines, such as business, teacher education, psychology, or social work.


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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020