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Knox College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), “an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region . . .” (HLC 2019).

Knox College is authorized to operate in the state of Illinois by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

Knox is also accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Quality Initiative Project, Comprehensive Persistence and Completion Plan

Comprehensive Persistence and Completion Plan Proposal

HLC Quality Initiative Proposal Review

Quality Initiative Report 2019

Quality Initiative Report Review 2019

Reaccreditation 2020
In May of 2020, Knox received notice from the Higher Learning Commission that the College has been reaccredited for another ten years. 

Knox’s Assurance Argument, submitted in December 2019, and the HLC’s Final Report on Knox are linked below.

HLC Final Report

Knox College Assurance Argument

Reaccreditation 2009

HLC Monitoring 2013

Knox College

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