North Iowa Area Community College Earns Re-Accreditation

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has successfully earned re-accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

The achievement reaffirms the college’s commitment to academic excellence, continuous improvement, and its significant role in higher education within the community and beyond.

 Following a rigorous evaluation process, which included a comprehensive self-study report and an extensive site visit by a team of HLC peer reviewers, NIACC has met all criteria for accreditation with distinction. 

NIACC President Steve Schulz says, “The reaccreditation is a testament to the dedication of our faculty, staff, and administration to providing high-quality education and student support services.”

Board of Trustees President Cathy Rottinghaus added, “This milestone is more than a mark of excellence; it’s a reflection of the hard work and dedication of every member of the NIACC community. Re-accreditation assures our students, parents, and the communities we serve that NIACC adheres to the highest standards of educational quality and institutional effectiveness.”

 The HLC re-accreditation covers all aspects of NIACC’s operation, including academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. It also ensures that NIACC can continue to offer federal financial aid to students and facilitates the transfer of credits to other institutions.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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