Higher Learning Commission Accreditation 2016


Higher Learning Commission Accreditation 2016

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.


Schedule of HLC review team meetings: http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=24803

Evaluation Team

Name Title Organization
Dr. Katricia G Pierson
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs East Central University
Dr. Colleen R Greer
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Bemidji State University
Dr. Barbara I Wharton
Associate Provost, Office of Institutional Research Ohio University
Dr. William E. Roweton
Professor of Psychological Sciences Chadron State College
Dr. Kenneth Peress
Vice President for Student Affairs Lake Superior State University


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Our HLC Status



UCCS is accredited through the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. Our most recent accreditation renewal occurred in 2016 and the previous was in 2006.

HLC's address is 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 in Chicago, IL 60604. Telephone 800-621-7440.

Official Affiliation & Status (HLC profile)

Final Team Report 2016 (PDF 1.1MB)

Institutional Research Accreditations Report