Oakton Undergoes Accreditation Reaffirmation in 2017
(April 28, 2017) Oakton Community College solicits third-party comments from the community as it undergoes reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC will review the college’s ongoing ability to meet the commission's criteria for accreditation, and a site visit is scheduled from Sept. 24 to 26.
As part of the process, the college invites the public to submit comments by August 25, 2017, regarding the college, addressing substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs, to the following address:
Third-Party Comment on Oakton Community College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
The public may also submit comments at the commission's website, www.hlcommission.org.
“Oakton Community College has maintained HLC accreditation since 1976,” says Oakton President Joianne L. Smith, Ph.D. “An accreditation visit is the college’s opportunity to tell our story of how we serve students and community. We’re excited to welcome the Oakton community to help tell that story.”
Dedicated to teaching and learning, Oakton is a student-centered college known for academic rigor and high standards. Through exemplary teaching that relies on innovation and collaboration with its community partners, the college’s students learn to think critically, solve problems and to be ethical global citizens who shape the world. Oakton is committed to diversity, cultural competence and achieving equity in student outcomes.