CATYC Presentation

The Council of Accreditation for Two-Year Colleges (CATYC) is the only organization dedicated to serving the accreditation and quality needs of two-year colleges located in the United States. CATYC provides members with access to information from Higher Learning Commission (HLC) staff through its annual conference. The organization provides effective communication between membership and the Council leadership on issues impacting member institutions and to advocate for legislation and policies impacting community colleges. Member institutions are eligible to apply for research grants through the Council to develop innovative strategies to better serve students and their success.

“I love CATYC because I get to hear from HLC in a smaller group that is focused on community college issues. I also like hearing great ideas from colleges that I don’t compete with and bringing those ideas back to my institution.”

Brian Inbody, President
Neosho County Community College

Membership Benefits

  • Ensuring a strong voice for two-year colleges in the Higher Learning Commission region.
  • Fall meeting for institutional leaders to share fellowship, exchange views and to meet persons shaping our nation's future.
  • Annual community college reception at the Higher Learning Commission spring meeting.
  • A staff offering assistance to Council members on an ongoing basis.
  • Endorsement/support of legislation improving programs and services in community college education.
  • Promotion of desirable standards, practices, and policies in alignment with accrediting agency policies.

“I believe CATYC provides a wonderful opportunity for community colleges to have the ear of the Higher Learning Commission in a very direct and substantial way. Our voices are not lost or mingled in the noise of larger, competing voices that do not always recognize the value of our segment of higher education.”

Evelyn Jorgenson, President
Northwest Arkansas Community College

Membership Dues

The CATYC membership year runs from July 1-June 30. Dues will be based on head count enrollment as identified in the Higher Education Directory. The dues structure is as follows:

Enrollment # Dues
0 - 499 $100
500 - 1,999 $125
2,000 - 4,999 $150
5,000 - 9,999 $175
Over 9,999 $200
Associate Membership $200
Each additional site (not including the main campus) $50
Individual/Emeritus/Honorary Membership $35