​Chippewa Valley Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. It is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence, accrediting colleges and universities in the 19-state North Central region.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (800) 621-7440,

What does it mean to be an accredited college?

  • Quality: Accreditation means that a college, university, institution or program meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities: You can only obtain federal financial assistance if your college or university has appropriate accreditation from an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Credits that Transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding whether to accept transfer credits from your previous school.
  • Program Accreditation:  Individual programs at CVTC may secure additional accreditation related to their occupational area as available.

AQIP-Baldrige Option Assurance Review

Chippewa Valley Technical College participated in the AQIP-Baldrige Option Assurance Review in June 2013 for the AQIP accreditation process. This process included submission of the WFA application, WFA Feedback Report, and the Systems Assurance Narrative to the Higher Learning Commission for review.

In July 2012, Chippewa Valley Technical College participated in the Wisconsin Forward Award. The Wisconsin Forward Award (WFA) was created by Governor Tommy Thompson and the Council for Workforce Investment in 1997 to promote continuous quality improvement and performance excellence in Wisconsin businesses and organizations. The WFA was modeled on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and uses the Baldrige criteria to provide consistent and rigorous standards for organizations to improve how they align processes, measure results, and use benchmarking.

Chippewa Valley Technical College’s current accreditation status will continue through 2015-16.

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