Accreditation & Mission


Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. HLC accreditation new window means our programs meet or exceed the standards for academic excellence set for every public and private college in a 19-state region. The colleges are approved by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Regents. Individual programs are accredited by associations within their respective fields.

EICC is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, which also approves all of its academic programs. A comprehensive visit by the Iowa Department of Education is was completed in the 2019-2020 academic year. An interim visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.

Mission Statement

Deliver high-quality education and training that prepares a skilled workforce, provides equitable access to higher education, and builds and strengthens our communities.


Changing lives and building communities.

Statement of Core Values

At EICC, our values guide our mission, vision, and professional standards. We believe demonstrating a commitment to values requires continuous reflection, and we will hold ourselves accountable to practice these values at our institution.

DISCOVERY – We believe learning is an ongoing process of discovery and achieving academic excellence depends upon the exchange of ideas, the ability to ask questions, constructive feedback, and academic freedom.

SOCIAL JUSTICE – We seek to foster social justice in the communities we serve and to make our campuses accessible and inclusive, with equitable resources and opportunities for all.

BELONGING – We work to create spaces where each individual feels safe and welcome, and where everyone can thrive and flourish.

COLLABORATION – We are committed to building dynamic relationships that lead to meaningful communication and informed decision-making that considers and values the diverse perspectives of students, faculty, staff, and our community.

CARETAKING – We recognize all resources have limits, and we commit to sustainable stewardship of our colleges and communities, our bodies and minds, and our environment.

Adopted by EICC Board of Trustees December 20, 2021