Institutional Effectiveness


The Higher Learning Commission

Richland Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 1 (800) 621-7440,

Specialized Accreditation


Institutional Effectiveness

Richland Community College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning coordinates the functions of accreditation, assessment, grant initiatives, institutional research, and planning. Utilizing a data-informed decision-making process, institutional effectiveness at Richland is based on the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Continuous Improvement Model. Reaccreditation, continuous improvement of programs and services, and progress in meeting the College’s mission and vision are results of the work of this office.

Frequently Asked Questions about Institutional Improvement

What is the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)?

A systematic method of continuously improving processes to better meet and exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.