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UW's Accredited Status Continues

October 4, 2010

The University of Wyoming has received formal notice of its continuing accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (HLC).

The action caps off a multi-year process that included a comprehensive self-study of the learning experience at UW -- involving a broad range of committees comprised of UW faculty, staff, students, administrators and other university constituents -- and a site visit by representatives from other colleges and universities.

"We're very pleased that the HLC has continued its accreditation of our university," UW President Tom Buchanan says. "We've put in place a system of academic planning that's supported by our skilled and talented faculty, staff and administration and is creating strong results for our students."

As the state's only four-year public university, Buchanan says UW takes its role in higher education very seriously.

The notice by the Higher Learning Commission contained no reports or required actions on the part of UW.

The HLC is the accrediting body for post-secondary schools in Wyoming and 18 other states.

Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. UW has been fully accredited by the commission continuously since 1923.

UW is scheduled to undergo its next comprehensive evaluation in 2019-20.

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