Colorado Mountain College Accreditation

Accreditation 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: 800-621-7440. CMC has chosen the Higher Learning Commission's alternative accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

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.

Systems Portfolio

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.

The 2014 Quality Checkup Visit was positive and encouraged us to keep moving forward with our strong commitment to AQIP and continuous quality improvements. CMC is committed to becoming data informed - using data and information to make decisions that improve student learning and student support. The next Systems Portfolio is due June 1, 2018.

Download/view 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.