St. Augustine College welcomes you to the accreditation site that offers detailed information on the programmatic and specialization accreditations that regulate the culture of quality assurance and sustained excellence of the institution.
St Augustine College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, several degree programs are accredited through programmatic and disciplinary accreditors. Programmatic and disciplinary accreditations are under the purview of the respective academic programs and schools, with the Office of Academic Effectiveness (OAE) serving as a resource and reviewer of all accreditation material prior to external submission.
St. Augustine College is accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is an institutional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in the United States. The HLC is recognized by The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. HLC is as an institutional accreditor, accrediting the institution as a whole. Inquiries concerning regional accreditation should be directed to the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. By phone, (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456.
REAFFIRMATION OF ACCREDITATION
St Augustine College is on the Standard Pathway for maintaining accreditation that follows a 10-year cycle and is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The College’s Assurance Review, to determine whether an institution is in compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation, was conducted in 2018 (Year 4) and will be visited for reaffirmation of the accreditation in 2024 (Year 10) as part of broader comprehensive evaluation. In 2024, St. Augustine College will be evaluated against the HLC criteria for accreditation that reflect a set of guiding principles and values that validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.
HLC requires member institutions to provide annual updates on organizational health through the Institutional Update. HLC split the Institutional Update questions into two separate forms:
(a) Non-financial Form, which includes questions regarding basic institutional information, academic offerings, head counts, locations and branch campuses, and other topics.
(b) Financial Form, which asks for general financial information and data used to calculate institutional Composite Financial Index ratios.
St. Augustine College was reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years (until 2024) under the standard pathway. View St. Augustine College Statement of Accreditation Status
ACCREDITATION REPORT 2014-2018
St. Augustine College submitted the Assurance Argument for Reaffirmation of the Accreditation Report on 03-21-2018
INTERIM REPORT 2019
St. Augustine College submitted on 12-20-2019 the Interim Report to the Higher Learning Commission to address areas of concerns 5.A and 3.C. The report targets: (a) Improving St. Augustine College’s financial position and (b) Updating the College’s Faculty Credentialing Policy.
INTERIM REPORT 2020
St Augustine College submitted the Interim Report to the Higher Education Committee to address areas of concerns regarding:
(a) An assessment plan that engages entire community and has course level, program level and cocurricular goals that are tied to institutional goals (4.B); (b) Evidence of institutional completion goals (4.C); (c) Evidence that data from programs and unit operations are inform the budget prioritization process (5.C); and (d) An update on the implementation of the new strategic plan (5.C).
- Interim Report Submitted 12-24-2020
- HLC letter on Interim Report areas of concerns 4.B, 4.C, and 5.C dated 03-31-2021
INTERIM REPORT 2021
St. Augustine College submitted the Interim Report to the Higher Learning Commission to address areas of concerns on Enrollment and Finances
- Interim Report submitted 30-01-2021
- HLC letter on Report on Enrollment and Finances dated 12-16-2021
Summary of SAC Interim Reports by Criterion
The table summarizes the institutional work that has been accomplished since the last reaffirmation visit in 2014, the multiple interim reports written to respond to HLC Core Criteria concerns and the current work that the institution has overtaken in preparation for the next reaffirmation visit in January 29, 2024. HLC Interim Reports