South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Higher Learning Commission

    SSC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Because enrollment in an accredited college is so important to students, we want you to know the five criteria by which the College is judged.

    The Criteria for Accreditation are:

  • Criterion One: Mission and Integrity. The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future. The organization’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
  • Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching. The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
  • Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge. The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
  • Criterion Five: Engagement and Service. As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.

For more information on The Higher Learning Commission, please visit:

The Higher Learning Commission
Chicago, Illinois

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