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Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Following a Quality Checkup Visit in 2012, Century College received its reaffirmation of accreditation until 2018-19.

Century College was first accredited in 1974 as Lakewood Community College, and has been accredited since July 1, 1996 as a comprehensive community and technical college.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

In 2005, Century College was accepted into the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a new process for achieving re-accreditation. AQIP infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the HLC.

By participating in AQIP, an institution demonstrates it meets accreditation standards and expectations through sequences of events that align with ongoing institutional activities that characterize an organization’s process to improve their performance.

  • Transfer

    In June 2013, Century College submitted its second AQIP Systems Portfolio, which documents the College's commitment to continuous quality improvement.

    As part of the AQIP Process, the College is required to have a minimum of three AQIP projects (projects demonstrating continuous improvement) as part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process. Century College currently has projects in these areas:

    • Assessment of Core Outcomes
    • Program Review
    • Partnerships with External Stakeholders
    • Internal Communication

    A full description of these projects, reports and evaluations are available at the AQIP Action Project Directory.

    Filing a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission.

Students Right-To-Know Act

The Century Compliance, Safety and Security Report contains information relating to the Student Right-To-Know Act. This is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. This is the information that a college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Century College. View the general institutional information.