Colorado Mountain College Accreditation

AQIP_Logo_2008Accreditation at CMC is an on-going effort to meet its mission and help students succeed

Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Commission can be reached at: 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411, telephone: 1-800-621-7440. CMC has chosen the Higher Learning Commission’s alternative accreditation through AQIP (the Academic Quality Improvement Program).

AQIP defines six categories in which our performance is evaluated. AQIP requires that we ask ourselves and our constituents how we’re doing, how we can improve, and what projects we can complete to achieve our goals. Learn more about the six AQIP categories.

CMC’s progress toward creating a culture of evidence is presented in our Systems Portfolio, which documents our success and is updated periodically. In response to the Systems Portfolio, the HLC provides feedback regarding the college’s strengths and opportunities for improvement via a Systems Appraisal.

Download icon. Download the current Systems Portfolio

Download icon. Download the current Systems Portfolio Guide

Download icon. Download the current Systems Appraisal

The 2007 Quality Checkup Visit was largely positive and encouraged us to keep moving forward with our strong commitment to AQIP and Learning College initiatives. They would like us to better define and share processes and results. However, the visit team noted a strong and successful foundation, and their conversations with community members and students reflected CMC’s success in meeting its communities’ needs. In 2008, CMC’s accreditation was reaffirmed for another seven years.

These are just a few examples of how the college has been making good progress on all levels, is successfully meeting its mission, and is continually striving to do an even better job of helping students succeed.

In 2015-16, the 7-year AQIP accreditation cycle will become an 8-year cycle.  This should have no effect on CMC’s accreditation, as the college is scheduled for reaffirmation in 2015.

Download icon. Download the Colorado Mountain College AQIP 8-year Cycle Transition Map

For more information about the Higher Learning Commission, please visit or call 800-621-7440.