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Accreditation Process

Yavapai College (YC) is accredited on a ten-year basis by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which assures quality by verifying that YC meets threshold standards and is engaged in continuous improvement.

Thomas Hughes - Yavapai College Accreditation Liaison Officer
(928) 776-2205

Assurance Process

The assurance process requires the college to provide evidence and write an Assurance report that addresses the Higher Learning Commission’s criteria for accreditation.

Accreditation Timeline (click graphic to view larger version)

Accreditation Timeline


Improvement Process

The Open Pathway requires institutions to designate one major improvement effort it has undertaken as its Quality Initiative for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Final Report: A Comparative Analysis of Online and Face-to-Face Learning pdf

Other HLC Accreditation

Program Level Accrediation

The following Yavapai College programs have third-party program-level accreditation.