The Higher Learning Commission reaffirms full accreditation to Aims Community College for the next 10 years

It is with great pleasure we announce the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) voted in favor of reaffirming Aims Community College's accreditation at their March Institutional Actions Council meeting.

Aims Building

HLC voted to reaffirm Aims’ accreditation for 10 years, which is the maximum amount of time allowed.  

“The Comprehensive Quality Review site visit October 16-17, 2017 was a college-wide success, and we applaud and congratulate faculty, staff and students for their preparation and involvement with the visit,” said Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, CEO and President of Aims Community College. “We have much to celebrate as we look to the future and continue the strategic work we do to build a stronger community.”   

In addition to reaffirming Aims’ accreditation, the HLC has given Aims the opportunity to change pathways from the Academic Quality Improvement Program Pathway. At the November 2017 Aims Community College Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted unanimously to move to the Open Pathway of the HLC if given the opportunity to choose pathways. Effective immediately, Aims Community College will be on the Open Pathway. You can learn more about the Open Pathway. Additionally, Aims will be reporting to HLC on two items in the next year: the credit hour to clock hour ratio in compressed courses and evaluation of concurrent enrollment faculty.

View the full report and the HLC letter.