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The College remains fully accredited and is assessed as not being at risk of being out of compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation and the Core Components.

The HLC is one of several regional and national organizations that accredit institutions of higher education such as PCC.

Accreditation Basics

2024 HLC Accreditation Visit

2023 Interim HLC Report Core Component 2.C

July 2023 HLC Complaint - Final Decision

2023 Additional Location Visit

October 2022 HLC Complaints - Final Decision

2022 Focused Visit

2022 Focused Visit Letter from Higher Learning Commission (HLC) President, Barbara Gellman-Danley, 2022 Focused Visit - Key Documents, and 2022 Focused Visit - All Documents.  

2018 Accreditation Visit & Report

Assurance Argument and Peer Review Visit
On Nov. 5, 2018 PCC submitted its Assurance Argument to the HLC.  Peer reviewers visited PCC Dec. 3-4, 2018 to review our compliance with the various components of HLC's accreditation criteria.  Multi-Campus visits were conducted Dec. 5-6, 2018 at the Community, Downtown and Northwest campuses. 

HLC Evaluation Report

The HLC provided a Mid-Cycle Report (dated Jan. 29, 2019) and a letter (dated Feb. 8, 2019) with its findings. PCC will deliver the Monitoring Reports requested by the HLC, with a due date no later than June 1, 2021.

Review Dashboard and Summary extracted from the full report provide an overview of the findings along with details about the two required Monitoring Reports.

Statement of Affiliation Status

Review Pima Community College's Statement of Affiliation Status and our Institutional Status and Requirements Report.

HLC Contact Information

Contact information for the HLC:

    WebsiteHigher Learning Commission [PCC's status]
    Phone: 800-621-7440
    Address: 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604

Pima Community College can be contacted at (520) 206-4500 or at 4905 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85709.

About Peer Review

Evaluation of accreditation status is conducted by HLC Peer Review teams.  Learn more about their roles and responsibilities.

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