Accreditation at Iowa Lakes

Accreditation ensures higher education institutions meet established criteria and provide quality educational opportunities to the students and communities it serves.

Accreditation status reflects an external assessment of a college through intensive, periodic self-study and peer evaluation processes. Self-study and peer evaluation are required for reaffirmation of accreditation and allow the college to evaluate institutional operations. This process also promotes cross-campus communication and information for ongoing improvement and future planning.

To ensure the quality of your education, Iowa Lakes Community College follows the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) criteria, the Iowa Department of Education, and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).


Iowa Lakes Community College
Administrative Building
Planning & Development Office
19 South 7th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334