Institutional Accreditation

Institutional accreditation affirms the quality of the institution as a whole and ensures that minimum standards are met. Shawnee Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


1.A. The institution’s mission is articulated publicly and operationalized throughout the institution.

1.B. The institution’s mission demonstrates commitment to the public good.

1.C. The institution provides opportunities for civic engagement in a diverse, multicultural society and globally connected world, as appropriate within its mission and for the constituencies it serves.

2.A. The institution establishes and follows policies and processes to ensure fair and ethical behavior on the part of its governing board, administration, faculty and staff.

2.B. The institution presents itself clearly and completely to its students and to the public.

2.C. The governing board of the institution is autonomous to make decisions in the best interest of the institution in compliance with board policies and to ensure the institution’s integrity.

2.D. The institution is committed to academic freedom and freedom of expression in the pursuit of truth in teaching and learning.

2.E. The institution’s policies and procedures call for responsible acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge by its faculty, staff and students.

3.A. The rigor of the institution’s academic offerings is appropriate to higher education.

3.B. The institution offers programs that engage students in collecting, analyzing and communicating information; in mastering modes of intellectual inquiry or creative work; and in developing skills adaptable to changing environments.

3.C. The institution has the faculty and staff needed for effective, high-quality programs and student services.

3.D. The institution provides support for student learning and resources for effective teaching.

4.A. The institution ensures the quality of its educational offerings.

4.B. The institution engages in ongoing assessment of student learning as part of its commitment to the educational outcomes of its students.

4.C. The institution pursues educational improvement through goals and strategies that improve retention, persistence and completion rates in its degree and certificate programs.

5.A. Through its administrative structures and collaborative processes, the institution’s leadership demonstrates that it is effective and enables the institution to fulfill its mission.

5.B. The institution’s resource base supports its educational offerings and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.

5.C. The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning and improvement.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Ste. 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Program Accreditation and Approvals

Specialized program accreditation and approval is available for many of the SCC programs. It is the goal at SCC for all programs to seek and obtain these statuses, where available.

The following programs have accreditation, approval, or meet state licensure requirements.


Shawnee Community College located at the
Main Campus in Ullin, IL is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the 
ACEN Board of Commissioners for the
Associate Degree Nursing Program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by
the ACEN regarding this program at 

IDFPR Logo The Cosmetology Program is licensed through IDFPR through Fall 2022.

Mailing Address:
320 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Phone: 1-800-560-6420
Fax: 1-217-524-4949

NAACLS Logo The Medical Lab Technology Program is accredited through 2030 with NAACLS.

Mailing Address:
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720 Rosemont IL  60018-5119

Phone: 773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886


ACOTE Logo The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited through 2028 with ACOTE.

Mailing Address:
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

Phone: 301-652-6611


The Practical Nursing program at Shawnee Community College 
located at the Main Campus in Ullin, IL is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the 
ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program
is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by
the ACEN regarding this program at 

CAAHEP Logo The Surgical Technology Program is accredited through 2022 with CAAHEP.

Mailing address:
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354


FMCSA Logo The Truck Driving Program is registered with the Training Provider Registry through FMCSA.

Mailing Address:

Phone: 202-366-4000


Dr. Kristin Shelby

Dean of Transfer & Adult Education