Higher Learning Commission

Policy Title: Determining Institutional Quality

Number: INST.A.10.010

The Commission shall determine institutional quality using Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices.

The Commission’s Board of Trustees shall grant institutions one of two statuses: accreditation or candidate for accreditation (candidacy) based on that determination.


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Policy History

Last Revised: February 2012
First Adopted: August 1992
Revision History: February 2011, February 2012, effective January 2013
Notes: Former policy number 1.1, 2013 – 1.1(a). The Revised Criteria for Accreditation, Assumed Practices, and other new and revised related policies adopted February 2012 are effective for all accredited institutions on January 1, 2013.

Policy Number Key

Section INST: Institutional Policies

Chapter A: Implementation of HLC Criteria and Requirements

Part 10: General


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