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LCC Accreditation


Luna Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Luna Community College first applied for NCA candidacy in 1978 as Luna Vocational Technical Institute. Accreditation was first granted in 1982 by NCA and the last Reaffirmation of Accreditation was granted in 2004-2005. LCC’s Self Study report was submitted to the Higher Learning Commission on Friday, August 15th, 2014. That report is available for review in PDF format.

Criteria for Accreditation

Below are the Criteria for Accreditation that are the standards of quality by which the Commission determines whether an institution merits reaffirmation of accreditation.


  • Criterion One. Mission

  • Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct

  • Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support

  • Criterion Four. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

  • Criterion Five. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

Reports, Letters & Notices


HLC Action Letter - Luna Community College 3-5-24


HLC Narrative


HLC Action Letter - Luna Community College 11.4.21.pdf
Public Disclosure Notice - Luna Community College 11.4.21.pdf
Focused Visit.pdf


HLC Institutional Focused Visit Report 2020
HLC Action Letter - 11-2020
HLC Public Disclosure Notice - 11-2020
Public Disclosure - November 5, 2020 - LCC taken off probation


Luna Community College Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions, Nov. 27, 2019
2019 HLC Assurance Report
HLC Post Visit Final Report for LCC 2019
HLC Response Report 2019
HLC Hearing Letter 8-2019
HLC Hearing Report 8-2019
2019 IAC Response Report
Interim President Ricky Serna addresses what the college is doing to address the HLC Show-Cause order.
Comments on Luna Community College
Comments on Luna Community College Commercial
HLC Campus Update February 12, 2019
HLC Visit Schedule
HLC Letter-Luna Community College - 05/07/2019
LCC Public Disclosure Notice 11-21-19
LCC Action Letter 11-21-19


Strategy for Show-Cause Order Report
Luna Community College Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions (old)
Core Component 1
Final Show-Cause Report
LCC Final Report
LCC Response to Show Cause Visit Report
2018 HLC Visit Schedule
HLC Letter 5-2-18
LCC Public Disclosure Notice 07/09/18
LCC Action Letter 07/09/18


Criterion 5 Presentation


A Special Monitoring Report was submitted June 2017 to address five criteria:
2017 Special Monitoring Report
November 2017: LCC received a status change in accreditation: Accredited (Show-Cause)


March 2015: LCC received affirmation of accreditation with Interim Monitoring in Year 4 Assurance Review and Comprehensive Evaluation


2014 Self Study Report Comprehensive Report


The Luna Light

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Feedback and Comments

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