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Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2025

As a research-intensive, AAU-member institution, the University of Kansas is committed to continuous quality improvement and accountability to ensure superior educational quality and the highest standards for scholarly discovery and innovation. The university-wide reaffirmation of accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) every 10 years provides an important opportunity for us to demonstrate all of the ways that commitment brings us closer to achieving our shared vision as an exceptional learning community.

What is the Higher Learning Commission?

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. An independent corporation, it is one of six regional accreditors in the United States.

The HLC's mission is to "Advance the common good through quality assurance of higher education as the leader in equitable, transformative and trusted accreditation in the service of students and member institutions."

KU's 2025 HLC Review

KU's next re-affirmation of accreditation will take place in 2025. As part of the review, KU will demonstrate how it meets the following HLC requirements:

HLC site visit

March 3, 2025

News and Updates

HLC Bulletin August 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: KU’s quality initiative: evidence-based assessment, and a closer look at the criteria for accreditation: Core Component 1.C

HLC Bulletin June 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: Federal compliance is a key part of reaffirmation, and a closer look at Core Component 1.B

HLC Bulletin April 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: KU core learning outcomes review for continuous quality improvement and a closer look at the criteria for accreditation: Core Component 1.A

HLC Bulletin: March 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: Degree-level assessments, degree maps and upcoming events.