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Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Accreditation

Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Accreditation


The office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Accreditation leads college-wide efforts for strategic planning, and promotes institutional effectiveness and continuous quality improvement by applying research-driven decision making, identifying process deficiencies, and supporting institutional change.  The office also provides leadership and coordination for activities and processes that support institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

Prairie State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region.

Contact information for the HLC:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462


Annette Dolph
Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation