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Accreditation and Middle States

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Accreditation and Middle States

Harrisburg Area Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is currently preparing for the Reaccreditation Review in 2018. The most recent Middle State Commission action was to accept a Progress Report on June 23, 2016 and noted that the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.

Middle State Commission Reaffirmed HACC’s accreditation on June 26, 2014, and took the following action:

  • Accepted the monitoring report.
  • Noted the visit by the Commission's representatives.
  • Removed the warning. HACC is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education).
  • Reaffirmed accreditation.
  • Requested a progress report, due March 1, 2016. This report must include the assessment of general education outcomes. It must show that HACC is using assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12).
  • Scheduled the next evaluation visit for 2017-2018.

Learn more about the Middle States:


2014 Monitoring Report


2013 Monitoring Report


2012 Periodic Review


2007 Self Study Report (pdfs)