2017 HLC VISIT
We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the six federally recognized regional accreditors in the U.S.
Our latest comprehensive evaluation by the commission occured Feb. 12-15, 2017.
The commission has altered the process, now favoring a more data- and evidence-focused approach rather than narrative. See the accreditation criteria.
REPORT AND RESPONSE
June 2017: The next step in the process is a de novo (or fresh) review by the Institutional Actions Council (IAC), a decision-making body composed of a subset of the PRC ranks and members of the public. The IAC has the authority to concur with or modify the recommendations made by the site visit team, so for now the final outcome is not known. Based on the schedule of IAC meetings, we believe that we will have a final action letter by Aug. 15, 2017.