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Dodge City Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. The College is also accredited by the Kansas Department of Education. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Council of North Central Colleges, the National Commission on Accrediting, the American Council on Education, and the Kansas Association of Community Colleges.

Persons interested in sending third party comments may access the Higher Learning Commission Website, call 1-800-621-7440 or write to:

Public Comment on Dodge City Community College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

AQIP – Academic Quality Improvement Program

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is an alternative process through which an organization can maintain its accredited status with The Higher Learning Commission. AQIP’s goal is to infuse the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities in order to assure and advance the quality of higher education.

AQIP allows an organization to demonstrate that it meets The Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation and other expectations through processes that align with the ongoing activities that characterize organizations striving continuously to improve their performance. By sharing both its improvement activities and their results through AQIP, an organization develops the structure and systems essential to achieving the distinctive higher education mission it has set for itself — and the evidence to enable the Commission to reaffirm accreditation.

AQIP Principles – Improving Academic Quality

Evaluations of Institutional Effectiveness

The College solicits data from staff, faculty, and students in the form of Noel-Levitz surveys and the Faces of the Future surveys as a means of measuring employee concerns and performance results regarding student stakeholder groups and, in turn, benchmarks the results against peer institutions.

Evaluations of Institutional Effectiveness

Strategic Plan

DC3 2013 Strategic Plan Task List