Jul 03, 2014

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Removes Warning and Reaffirms HACC’s Accreditation

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, received notification today the College was found to be in compliance with all standards from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

HACC’s accreditation was reaffirmed after correcting the issues that led to the warning issued by the Commission in November 2012 following the College’s five-year periodic review. Since then, the College has successfully met the Commission’s requirements in all areas and has instituted the necessary structures and practices to sustain compliance.

HACC President John J. “SKI” Sygielski, Ed.D., said, “HACC has much to be proud of, and the efforts of all to comply with Middle States’ standards should be commended. We are pleased with the improvements that the College has made and will continue our efforts in all areas to embrace Middle States’ recommendations.”

The Commission requested a progress report, due March 1, 2016, documenting further assessment of general education outcomes, and evidence that assessment results are utilized to improve teaching and learning. The Commission’s next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-18.

The timeline of the involvement of the Commission follows:


Updates related to Middle States and accreditation can be found on HACC’s website.

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through online classes. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit www.hacc.edu.