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Grand Rapids Community College has been accredited continuously since 1917 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

NCA was founded in 1896 as a membership organization for educational institutions. It is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence. NCA is one of six institutional accreditating associations in the United States and is a member of the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education.

NCA Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
(312) 263-0456

In November 2000, Grand Rapids Community College was officially accepted into North Central Association’s Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). AQIP represents a new approach to accreditation, based on quality improvement principles, values, and tools.

Additional information about the HLC's Academic Quality Improvement Project can be found on the AQIP Website.

Please contact Donna Kragt, GRCC AQIP Liason, with comments or questions.