an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Accreditation & Affiliations

Understanding Accreditation

In the United States, colleges and universities voluntarily seek institutional accreditation from nongovernmental bodies. Sauk maintains institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which evaluates the entire college against the HLC's criteria.

Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
(800) 621-7440

SVCC's Accreditation History

The College first received institutional accreditation in March 1972 and has maintained continued accreditation ever since. SVCC was most recently accredited in 2012 for 10 years. SVCC currently utilizes the Open Pathway to maintain accreditation with HLC.

Program Accreditation/Approval

Out-of-State Authorization

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity AgreementsSARA The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization more efficient, effective and uniform.

Map of approved SARA states