HLC Criteria for Accreditation

  • Criterion 1
    The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
    Criterion 2
    The organization’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
    Criterion 3
    The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
    Criterion 4
    The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
    Criterion 5
    As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.