MacMurray College as a whole has the following accreditation.
Accredited since 1913
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
MacMurray College ("the College") in Jacksonville, Illinois, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). It has been placed on Probation. The Board took this action because of concerns related to governance, assessment of student learning, institutional resources, planning, and performance improvement.
Recent Board Action
On June 30, 2016, the HLC Board of Trustees placed the College on probation.
The Board concluded that the College is out of compliance with the following Criteria for Accreditation:
- Criterion Five, Core Component 5.C "the institution engages in systematic and integrated planning" and
- Criterion Five, Core Component 5.D "the institution works systematically to improve its performance."
The Board further concluded that the College meets the following Criteria for Accreditation but with concerns:
- Criterion Two, Core Components 2.C "the governing board of the institution is sufficiently autonomous to make decisions in the best interest of the institution and to assure its integrity,"
- Criterion Four, Core Component 4.B "the institution demonstrates a commitment to educational achievement and improvement through ongoing assessment of student learning," and
- Criterion Five, Core Component 5.A "the institution's resource base supports its current educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future."
Probation is a public status signifying that an accredited institution is no longer in compliance with one or more of HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. The period of Probation is not more than two years, commencing with the date that the Board placed the institution on Probation. During the Probation period, the institution remains accredited and it has the opportunity to remedy the concerns that led to the Probation sanction.
In most cases, because institutions on Probation remain accredited, other institutions of higher education will continue to accept the institution's credits in transfer or for admission to a program at a higher degree level. However, students enrolled at an institution on Probation and interested in pursuing a higher degree or transferring should contact any institution they plan to attend in the future to confirm the institution's admission and transfer policies.
The College is required to file an Assurance Filing no later than November 2017 providing evidence that the College has resolved the concerns of the Board identified in the Probation action and evidence that it meets the Criteria for Accreditation.
The College will be required to host a comprehensive evaluation no later than December 2017 to determine whether the concerns of the Board identified in its action have been resolved and the Criteria for Accreditation have been met.
At its meeting in June 2018, the Board will review materials related to this evaluation and determine whether the College can be removed from Probation. If the College has not resolved the Board's concerns that led to Probation, other action may be appropriate.
About the Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission accredits approximately 1,000 colleges and universities that have a home base in one of 19 states that stretch from West Virginia to Arizona. HLC is a private, nonprofit regional accrediting agency. HLC's mission is to assure and advance the quality of higher learning. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The institutions HLC accredits include public, private not-for-profit, and proprietary institutions at degree levels from the associate's through the doctoral degree level and from small, specialized institutions through large research universities.
Accredited since 1976
Illinois State Board of Education
Department of Certification and Professional Development
100 North First Street, S-306
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Accredited since 1995
Council on Social Work Education
1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3457