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College Accreditation

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 is the Higher Learning Commission?

The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Institutions that the Commission accredits are evaluated against the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status.

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)
FVTC AQIP Systems Appraisal Feedback Report 2015 (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 and Certifications 2018-2019 (PDF)

NC-SARA Approved Institution




FVTC is approved by NC-SARA to offer online and distance learning courses.