The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Archives holds the Higher Learning Commission's and the North Central Association's historical documents.
. The materials are accessible at the Archives Research Center, 1707 S. Orchard Street, Urbana, IL 61820, during business hours.