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F U T U R E S
5
Ten Year
Accreditation Approved
Following extensive preparation, numerous hours of hard work and a dedicated staff, SVCC received the best
news a college can hear from the Higher Learning Commission, “
Ten year accreditation approved.
Between September 19-21, the Higher Learning Commission team visited SVCC as part of the accreditation
process. Prior to their arrival they also review the self-study SVCC had worked on for the past two years.
What the team found was a job well done.
HLC Chairman Dr. Gary Wayne Streit, vice president for academic affairs at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado
Springs, said
“We [the team] commend you for producing one of the better self-studies we have seen as it was
concise and actually fun to read.”
He went on to say that it was a study that not only made sense but that each
criterion within the study matched what the team observed during its visit. “e College has obvious integrity
(financially and overall), extensive operational plans to follow, proper use of assessment plans, and excellent
teamwork.”
What does accreditation mean for SVCC?
By being an accredited institution credits students earn are able to
transfer to other institutions, financial aid is available for students and degrees are more credible to employers.
With no focus visits or reports needed for the next ten years means that the self-study produced by SVCC formed
criterions and goals that the Commission saw to be fit for the College and being met at the highest level possible.
e study also included areas that SVCC believed needed improvement and outlined steps to be taken to progress
which the Commission supported.