North Central State to undergo evaluation visit


Staff report



MANSFIELD — North Central State College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit from the Higher Learning Commission Oct. 8 and 9.

The Higher Learning Commission is one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation for institutions of higher education. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. North Central State College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1976.

For the past several years, North Central State College has been in the process of conducting a self-study as a part of accreditation activities. The visit from the Higher Learning Commission is the final step in this process to maintain accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding North Central State College either online at http://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/third-party-comment.html, or in writing to:

Third-Party Comment on North Central State College

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments about North Central State College are due in the Commission offices no later than one month before the October visit. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name, address and signature of the person(s) providing the comments. Only signed or otherwise identified comments are considered; comments cannot be anonymous, and are not treated as confidential by the Higher Learning Commission.

North Central State is a community college that serves 4,400 students on its Mansfield campus, at the Kehoe Center in Shelby, and at the Crawford Success Center in Bucyrus. The College is preparing this area’s workforce by offering more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs of study, including comprehensive technical education in health sciences, general studies, public service, business, engineering technology, and corporate/community services. In addition to technical degrees, North Central State College also offers numerous associate of arts and associate of science degrees, which allow students to transfer credits to other colleges and universities in the pursuit of advanced degrees.

The college offers a wide range of delivery methods including evening and online courses to accommodate students’ schedules. To learn more, visit www.ncstatecollege.edu or call 419-755-4800.

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Staff report