Higher Learning Commission

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The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) is tasked with the regional accreditation responsibilities for higher education institutions in the central United States. The Higher Learning Commission oversees the accreditation of degree-granting colleges and universities in nineteen Midwestern and South-Central states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The headquarters of the organization is based in Chicago, Illinois.

The United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize the Commission as the assigned regional accrediting organization.[1][2]


  1. ^ "College Accreditation in the United States: Regional and National Institutional Accrediting Agencies". United States Department of Education. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Regional Accrediting Organizations 2009-2010". Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 

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