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On February 26, 2015 the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) placed Pima Community College On Notice.  Pima submitted a Notice Report to the HLC on June 29, 2016 documenting our efforts in fully meeting all elements of the HLC criteria.

The HLC is one of several regional and national organizations that accredit institutions of higher education such as PCC. Notice means that the College is in compliance with the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, but is at risk of being out of compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation and the Core Components.

The College remains fully accredited while On Notice which does not affect PCC's ability to offer financial aid to our students.  Also, we do not anticipate any change in a student’s ability to transfer courses.

The Accreditation FAQ provides additional information on accreditation, PCC's current status, financial aid and course transfer.

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:

    Website: [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.

Recent Activities

Information on recent activities related to PCC accreditation status.

  • Dec. 21, 2016: Chancellor emails an update to the PCC community
  • Dec. 12, 2016: PCC receives the draft HLC Focused Visit Report and prepares a Response
  • Sept. 15, 2106:  Chancellor provides an update on accreditation and other matters in a "Conversation with the Community attended by internal and external stakeholders
  • Sept. 13, 2016: Chancellor emails an update to the PCC community.
  • Sept. 1, 2016:  Provost emails an update to the PCC community
  • July 1, 2016: HLC approves additional locations for instruction; required confirmation site visit will be scheduled
  • June 30, 2016: PCC submits Notice Report to the HLC