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 one-on-one access to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) staff through its annual conference and through direct Council liaison with HLC’s president. 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.
  • Direct Council liaison with the Higher Learning Commission executive officers and staff.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Council's and the Higher Learning Commission sponsored research grant program.
  • A staff offering assistance to Council members on an ongoing basis.
  • Endorsement/support of legislation improving programs and services in community college education.
  • Cooperation with the Higher Learning Commission to promote desirable standards, practices, and 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
Individual Membership $35
Additonal Sites (excluding main campus) $50