AQIP Comprehensive Quality Review 2016

As an AQIP accredited institution under the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) hosts a Comprehensive Quality Review the year prior to reaffirmation of accreditation. During this site visit the Comprehensive Quality Review Team from the HLC validate and affirm the information documented in the Systems Portfolio as well as the Federal Compliance evidence. The Comprehensive Quality Review Team makes a final recommendation to the HLC Institutional Actions council regarding the institution's Reaffirmation of Accreditation.

In preparation for this Comprehensive Quality Review and Reaffirmation of Accreditation, DMACC solicits Third Party Comments from Students, Faculty Members, Parents, Employers and the Broader Community.

DMACC is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit October 31-November 2, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Des Moines Area Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1974. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:
Public Comment on DMACC
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.
All comments must be received by September 30, 2016.