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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
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Institutional Accreditation

Minnesota State College Southeast is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in 19 states in the North Central region, including Minnesota.  The HLC Mission is: "Serving the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher education."

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Minnesota State College Southeast is committed to continually improving its programs and services.  The Open Pathway is one of three institutional accreditation pathways available through the Higher Learning Commission designed to foster the practices of Continuous Quality Improvement through regular monitoring throughout a 10-year cycle.

Within that cycle, the college completed its year-four Assurance Argument (PDF) in June 2021 and submitted it to peer reviewers at the Higher Learning Commission. The Assurance Argument provides evidence relating to HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. The resulting Assurance Argument Review Report (PDF) drives improvements at the college. 


Additional Accreditations

Distance Delivery Accreditation

Minnesota State College Southeast's accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) includes, as of 2004, the delivery of distance education.  For more information on distance learning at MSC Southeast, see Programs of Study > Distance Learning


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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987
COLLEGE PHONE | 507-453-2700 | 877-853-8324

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


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