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
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.
- The Associates Degree in Nursing program (ADN) is an approved program by the Illinois State Board of Nursing/Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Some classes of the Fire Science program has approval through the Office of the State Fire Marshall.
- The Radiation Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
- As a member of the National Community College Benchmark Project, SVCC compares itself to over 450 community colleges on metrics from persistence rates to distance learning outcomes, from student engagement to institutional effectiveness measures, from developmental success to student outcomes, and 150+ other benchmarks.
SARA 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.