2020 Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Focused Visit

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Southern) is accredited by and in good standing with  The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Southern was first accredited in 1971 and has had continuous accreditation since that time.  Southern is preparing for a Focused Visit by the Higher Learning Commission which is scheduled for March 2-3, 2020.  For additional information on preparations for the Focused Visit, please visit Southern’s Institutional Accreditation page.

Southern participates in the Higher Learning Commissions’s Standard Pathway evaluation process.   The Standard Pathway follows a 10-year cycle and, like all pathways, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. These improvement topics are integrated into comprehensive evaluations conducted during the cycle, as well as through interim monitoring, as required.  Southern’s last comprehensive evaluation was conducted in April 2013 with the next comprehensive evaluation scheduled for 2022-2023.

For further information about the upcoming 2020 HLC Focused Visit or prior accreditation activities, including our 2017 Assurance Argument, please visit Southern’s Institutional Accreditation page.