Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


National Council For State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)
SARA Indian Hills Community College is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a voluntary and regional method to oversee distance education.  As a result of Indian Hills Community College’s participation in SARA and approval by its home state of Iowa, Indian Hills Community College may offer distance education programs in SARA member states without further approval from the individual state. SARA only applies to distance education and does not cover instruction provided on-ground at any of Indian Hills Community College’s campuses.


Institutional Outcomes Data

IHCC collects, publishes, and uses data from multiple sources. Information can be accessed through the Institutional Research page and select locations below.

Institutional Research 

Institutional Roadmap 

Voluntary Framework of Accountability Data 


Approvals and Accreditation

IHCC programs are approved by the Division of Veterans and Military Education, Iowa Department of Education, for veterans education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, numerous IHCC programs are accredited and several others are seeking accreditation:

Health Information Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic
Aviation Pilot + Aviation Maintenance Technology
Culinary Arts
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Dental Hygiene + Dental Assisting
Medical/Insurance Coding
Machine Technology
High School Programs


Complaint Resolution

Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) desires to resolve student grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Students who reside within or outside of the State of Iowa, while attending IHCC, who desire to resolve a grievance, should follow the college’s Grievance and Appeals Procedures, as described in the Student Services section of the Indian Hills Community College Catalog ( However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, a student may file a complaint as described below.

In compliance with the language passed in the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) conducted a Negotiated Rule Making Process in 2010. Institutions offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state. Information on Indian Hills Community College’s regional accreditation agency, followed by a state-by-state list of the agencies in each state responsible for complaints regarding out-of-state distance education programs may be found at the link below.

Student Complaint Resolution