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Accreditations and Memberships

RCTC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. RCTC also holds occupationally specific accreditation in a number of its programs.

What Accreditation Means to You
When you attend an accredited college or university, you can expect:

  • A Quality Education: Accreditation means that the institution 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 the institution 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.


  • The Higher Learning Commission
    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
    11520 West 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213

  • Accredited Review Council on Education in Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (ARC/STSA)
    6 West Dry Creek Circle, Sutie 110
    Littleton, CO 80120

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
    Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
    233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601-5800

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    1361 Park Street
    Clearwater, FL 33756

  • Commission On Accreditation of Educational Programs For Emergency Medical Services Personnel (COAEMSP)
    830 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite#111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA)
    211 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
    800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653
  • Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
    1600 University Avenue, Suite 200
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55104-3825


  • Academic Quality Improvement Network
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Technical Education Association
  • Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges
  • Minnesota Associate Degree Nursing Directors Association
  • Minnesota Community Athletic Conference (MCAC)
  • Minnesota Practical Nursing Directors Association
  • NAFSA: Association for International Educators
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

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