Prince George's Community College Maintains Accreditation Status

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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

Upholding the reputation of being a leading community college entails more than erecting modern buildings and producing high-profile events. Our nation's best higher education institutions are in a constant state of self-assessment and evaluation to ensure its programs and curricula meet, and more often, exceed the standards established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

An intricate and extensive process, that was tackled by a qualified team of education professionals here at Prince George's Community College, took months of diligent work and collaboration. The internal team was charged with executing a self-study report and adhering to a process for ensuring the College's compliance. 

Mission accomplished. It is because of the hard work of this highly-competent team, their knowledge and expertise,  and the leadership of Dr. Charlene M. Dukes,  that Prince George's Community College received notice that at its session on June 25, 2015, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study report and process.

While striking buildings and contemporary facilities appeal to prospective students and the community, it is the abundance of first-rate programs, opportunities to obtain credentials in "hot" professions, and access to some of the industry's best instructors that compels the county's brightest students to choose PGCC. The accreditation earned by the College is confirmation that the vision imparted by leadership, coupled with an administrative team and faculty who strive to uphold a standard of excellence, are winning in the areas that matter the most; student achievement that leads to purpose-driven careers and ultimate success. 

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