About Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional associations that provide accreditation for institutions of higher learning in the United States.  HLC accreditation provides assurance to the public that an institution has been found to meet stated requirements and criteria.  The accreditation process provides public certification of acceptable institutional quality and an opportunity for critical self-analysis, quality improvement, evaluation, and consultation from other higher education professionals.  Regional accreditation is required for institutions to receive Title IV funding (financial aid for students) and to ensure that our coursework and degrees are accepted by other institutions of higher learning and employers.