The following criteria are used by the HLC as a framework for determining an organization's accreditation. Each criterion is broken down into core components that are reviewed by the HLC evaluators to determine if the organization meets the criteria. These core components are addressed throughout the self-study and referenced in the final report. Click on each criterion to see more information about the core components.
Criterion One: Mission and Integrity
Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future
Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching
Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge
Criterion Five: Engagement and Service