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Future of Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission
has introduced the Pathways
model that will change future
reaffirmation processes.

Learn more about the
Pathways model.

Accredited - Higher Learning Commission North Central Association

Higher Learning Commission Self-Study and

Site Visit: March 3-6, 2013

The University of Akron is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In preparation for a 2013 site visit, the University prepared a self-study to examine performance based on five core components:

  • Mission
  • Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  • Teaching and Learning - Quality, Resources, and Support
  • Teaching and Learning - Evaluation and Improvement
  • Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness


As reported to the Board of Trustees, the Higher Learning Commission has confirmed that our accredited status continues, with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation due in 2022-23. Read more (UAnet ID and password required):

Recent announcements

"Higher Learning Commission update"
Special E-mail Digest
July 2013

"Will you be ready?"
Special E-mail Digest
February 2013

"UA's reaccreditation - how you can get involved!"
E-mail Digest
February 2013

"Reaccreditation self-study document submitted to the Higher Learning Commission"
Special E-mail Digest
December 2012

"Please review second draft of reaccreditation self-study document"
E-mail Digest
December 2012

"Last day for feedback on reaccreditation self-study"
Special E-mail Digest
November 2012

"Call for feedback on reaccreditation self-study"
Special E-mail Digest
October 2012

"2013 Accreditation reaffirmation update"
Delivered to The University of Akron Board of Trustees
May 2012

"Self-study marks new accreditation model"
Across the Commons, from Provost Sherman
April 2012

"Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation update"
Special E-mail Digest
March 2012

"Message from the President"
President Proenza
February 2012

Documents of Interest

Undergraduate Student Academic Success: A Self-Study (PowerPoint)

Additional Location Visit Reports: May 2012