Middle States Accreditation Self-Study

In Fall 2019, Clinton Community College began an intensive process of self-review and evaluation. This period of research, analysis, and reflection lays the groundwork for the college's re-accreditation review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Accredited institutions are expected to demonstrate compliance with the seven MSCHE Accreditation Standards and 15 Requirements of Affiliation. The standards emphasize the centrality of the institution's mission to planning and decision-making, including determinations about programmatic offerings and resource allocation.

The self-study process is an opportunity for Clinton Community College to engage in an inclusive and in-depth review of its mission and goals, governance structure, delivery and support of the student learning experience, and use of institutional and learning outcomes assessment for continuous improvement. To accomplish this goal, seven work groups have been formed to address each of the MSCHE Accreditation Standards. Each group is responsible for collecting evidence in support of the criteria and identifying areas that need improvement. The self-study will continue through Spring 2022, when CCC will host a visit by an external review team.

The mission of Clinton Community College is to provide educational opportunities in an inclusive and safe environment that empower individuals to create their own paths to personal and professional growth.