IBMC College receives approval for new accreditation

IBMC College receives approval for new accreditation

On December 14, IBMC College received notification of accreditation approval from its new accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

IBMC College began the transition process to the new agency in anticipation of the Department of Education’s decision to not recognize the authority of its previous accrediting body, the Accrediting Council for Independent College and Schools (ACICS), in December 2016.

In order to become an ACCSC-accredited institution, each IBMC College campus hosted an on-site ACCSC team visit. As a matter of course for the team visit, each IBMC College was required to undergo a complete review of curriculum, educational processes, advertising, student retention, student outcomes and student satisfaction.

The college excelled in the critical area of accountability and was awarded a full five-year Grant of Accreditation.

“This is a great display of confidence in our organization’s ability to meet ACCSC’s strict requirements of accreditation,” Barbara Kearns, IBMC College Regional Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, stated in an email about the accreditation change.

Prior to the accreditation change, IBMC College had built a solid reputation of integrity with ACICS having experienced citation-free ACICS on-site team visits and federal Program Reviews with no negative findings. However, the college decided to move forward with a new accrediting agency when the Department of Education withdrew recognition of ACICS as an accreditor in December 2016.

IBMC College has provided quality education throughout Northern Colorado since 1987 and, under new accreditation, plans to continue providing the same quality career-training education for in-demand careers to the northern Colorado population.