In accordance to the U.S. Department of Education 668.43 (b) Institutional Information Policy, institutions offering distance education to students in other states must provide a grievance process and accreditation information.

Iowa Central Community College is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413


  • August 1967 College granted Federal Fund Eligibility
  • August 1969 College granted Correspondent Status
  • March 1971 College granted Recognized Candidate for Accreditation Status
  • July 1973 College became Candidate for Accreditation under the new policy
  • March 1974 College granted Accredited Status
  • July 1979 Accreditation reaffirmed
  • June 1984 Accreditation reaffirmed
  • June 2001 Accreditation reaffirmed
  • February 2011 Accreditation reaffirmed

To view the College’s current accreditation by the NCA, please view:,ShowBasic/Itemid,/instid,1237/

The College is also accredited by the State of Iowa Department of Education.

Complaint Resolution by State

U.S. Department of Education Compliance

On October 29th, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education released information on integrity regulations that include institutions offering distance education to students in another state to have authorization from that particular state.  States with specific regulations expect institutions to have authorization in order to serve students in their state.

States in which Iowa Central does not enroll new students include:

  • Connecticut
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Utah


Iowa Central is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Complaint Procedures

  1. Contact the Distance Learning Office
    TJ Martin, Dean of Distance Learning
    (800)-362-2793 ext. 1098
  2. Contact the Vice President of Instruction Office
    (800)-362-2793 ext. 1147

Compliant Procedure for Each State

To determine the student complaint process for each state, review the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Student Complaint Information by State and Agency pdf.