Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

EDUKAN is a consortium of community colleges providing online courses, certificate, and degree programs through our partner schools who are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools located at:

230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Toll Free: (800) 621-7440
Local: (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462 

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region and oversees accreditation of the institutions in the following states: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

If you have questions, please contact your College’s Admissions Office


NC-SARA Institutions

EDUKAN consortium partners have completed the approval process by the NC-SARA organization which makes it easier for students to transfer credits to and from distance education / online institutions.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Learn more at

Benefits for Students

Allows access to educational offerings from more than one institution

Helps reduce complaints from students in SARA states who are trying to get their credit hours transferred and applied to their degree program

Helps reduce institutional costs related to students who are transferring credits 

Will enhance the quality of distance education

For more information on this program, please visit EDUKAN’s State Authorization page.