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Higher Learning Commission continues accreditation

January 30, 2014

The Higher Learning Commission announced Jan. 14 that its Institutional Actions Council has continued the accreditation of Colorado State University with next Reaffirmation of Accreditation to occur in 2023-2024.

Colorado State University has been accredited by the HLC, and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, since 1925.

Institutional accreditation by the HLC, also known as regional accreditation, provides assurance to prospective students and other constituents that course credits and degrees earned from the institution meet quality standards of higher education. Accreditation is a requirement for federal financial aid and may be a requirement for some employment opportunities, professional licensure, and graduate education.

The report reflects on the excellent leadership of the institution and the institutional planning processes, said Bob Jones, professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, who served as CSU’s self-study coordinator.

“CSU was recognized by the evaluation team for taking the process of continuously evaluating the effectiveness of all university programs and continuously making improvements,” Jones said.

“The quality enhancements through the Student Success Initiatives were particularly recognized as notable achievements.”

“CSU did more than just hit a home run -- we hit it out of the park,” Jones said.

The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

The full accreditation report is posted on the CSU President’s Office website.