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Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

HLC Accreditation Process

UCCS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is vital for UCCS' continued ability to attract high-quality students and faculty.

An HLC team visited UCCS November 14-15, 2016 as part of the accreditation process. The team consisted of faculty from other universities with experience in evaluating campuses on a set of criteria. The visit by that team was part of an overall evaluation process to ensure the quality of the degrees and programs offered by the university. The visit also provided an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to revisit the UCCS role, mission and plans for the future.

Campus community members are encouraged to become familiar with the research and documents prepared for the HLC accreditation process.