Ranken Technical College recognizes the value of information about the education and services it provides. It is college policy to advance a process for individuals to submit formal, written complaints if necessary and wherever possible, to use that feedback to improve its education and services.

If a problem or issue cannot be resolved by communicating directly with the person(s) involved, a formal, written complaint may be escalated to a college administrator by using the electronic complaint form below.

Complainants can expect their complaints to be acknowledged by the administrator within four working days of receipt of the complaint. In addition, complainants can expect a response and an explanation within 15 working days.

All written complaints and copies of responses will be kept on file in the President’s Office. Complainants who submit concerns by phone or email will be advised to submit formal, written complaints using the electronic complaint form.

State of Missouri Complaint Policy
If a mutually agreeable resolution cannot be reached at the institutional level, the complainant may proceed with the complaint process advanced by the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD).

Prior to initiating this formal process, complainants must first call the DHEWD at 573-526-1577 to indicate their desire to file a complaint. At that time, the DHEWD will ascertain whether the issue can be resolved through informal means and also determine whether administrative processes available within the institution of concern have been exhausted. If after that screening the complainant still desires to initiate a formal complaint, the DHEWD will send the complainant the form to be filled out and returned for that purpose.

To file a complaint regarding distance education, please contact:
Dr. Laura L. Vedenhaupt, SARA State Portal Entity Contact
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
(573) 522-1377
[email protected]


Higher Learning Commission

Ranken Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award certificates, associates, and baccalaureate level degrees. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. All other inquiries or complaints should be directed as outlined above. The Complaint Policy of the Higher Learning Commission is available at https://www.hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html

The Commission may be contacted at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411, telephone 800-621-7440, and at www.hlcommission.org.