Rend Lake College earned the maximum 10-year reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission after its most recent comprehensive evaluation visit, held Nov. 17-19, 2008. Although it is a voluntary process, accreditation is extremely important to the integrity and functionality of the college and is critical for participation in many state and federal programs which benefit higher education, such as Title IV federal financial aid programs.
Rend Lake College has been accredited since 1969. The accreditation process ensures that RLC is accountable, that our programs are effective and that we are delivering on our guarantees of educational quality. Part of the reaccreditation process involved the creation of an institutional self-study, available here.
We now are preparing for our next reaccreditation visit. The process has changed in the time since the last visit and RLC is now an Open Pathways institution for purposes of HLC reaccreditation. Part of that process involves the creation of a Quality Initiative Institutional Proposal. Follow the link below to download Rend Lake College's proposal.
Contact information for the Higher Learning Commission:
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
For more information about accreditation and its benefits to you, the community and the college, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Accreditation in the United States pages and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation website.