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Iowa Lakes Community College is accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL  60604, 800-621-7440.

In 1975, Iowa Lakes Community College was granted accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (now known as the Higher Learning Commission). Iowa Lakes maintained its accreditation under the traditional Self-Study process until August 2004 when the HLC accepted the college into the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). This alternative to self-study is based on a continuous improvement model developed by the HLC. AQIP participation is entirely voluntary.

Iowa Lakes Community College is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. State accreditation cycles are coordinated with HLC cycles.

The college is an institutional member of the American Association of Community Colleges.  Programs are approved for veteran's education and by the U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Iowa Board of Nursing. Some academic programs have also sought and received accreditations. Program web pages provide details of these program-level accreditations.

For more information please contact:

Sally Underwood
Planning & Development Assistant
712-362-0413 or 800-252-5664
Fax: 712-362-0480

Scott Stokes
Executive Dean of Instruction & Development

Jennie Knudson
Grants Specialist

Shauna Donovan
Grant Writer

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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