LCC Accreditation

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 Accrediation 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


2014 Self Study Report Comprehensive Report

A Special Monitoring Report was submitted June 2017 to address five criteria:
2017 Special Monitoring Report

Strategy for Show-Cause Order Report

Luna Community College Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions
Core Component 1
Final Show-Cause Report
LCC Final Report
LCC Response to Show Cause Visit Report

Public Notifications

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

November 2017: LCC received a status change in accreditation: Accredited (Show-Cause)

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Interim President Ricky Serna addresses what the college is doing to address the HLC Show-Cause order.

2018 HLC Visit Schedule

HLC Letter 5-2-18

LCC Public Disclosure Notice 07/09/18

LCC Action Letter 07/09/18


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