Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region.

Contact information for HLC:

Phone:     (800) 621-7440
Address:  230 S. LaSalle St.
                 Ste. 7-500
                 Chicago, IL 60604

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Letter


Joliet Junior College’s next reaffirmation of accreditation will be 2022-2023. 


Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is one of several pathways leading to accreditation with HLC.  AQIP differs from other pathways in that it is premised on principles of continuous quality improvement and affirming the institution's accredited status. 
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.

JJC's AQIP Pathway Eight-Year Cycle Transition Map

Checkup Visit May 7-9, 2014

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.