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College Accreditation

Fox Valley Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. FVTC has been HLC-accredited since 1974.   |   1-800-621-7440

What Accreditation Means to Students

When you attend an accredited college or university, you can expect:

A Quality Education: Accreditation means that a college, university, institution or program meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services.
Financial Aid Opportunities: You can only obtain federal financial assistance if your college or university has appropriate accreditation from an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Credits that Transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding whether to accept transfer credits from your previous school.

What are the Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association?

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Academic Quality Improvement Program - AQIP Pathway

Fox Valley Technical College has participated in the AQIP Pathway for accreditation since 2001. This is an eight-year cycle of accreditation activities and reaffirmations of accreditation requirements, including the submission of the AQIP Systems Portfolio. In addition, the college has several individual program accreditations, all of which are in good standing.

FVTC AQIP Systems Portfolio 2014 (PDF)

For more information, contact Dr. Patti Frohrib, Director of College Effectiveness: 920-735-5611 or

Program Accreditations

Individual Fox Valley Technical College programs may secure additional accreditation related to their occupational area as available. For more information, contact Dr. Patti Frohrib, Director of College Effectiveness, at 920-735-5611 or

Program Accreditations (PDF)