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Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Wichita State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA), (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The University's last review was during the 2016-17 academic year and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2026-27.

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The following documents provide the outcomes of the 2016-17 HLC 10-year review and Year 4 Assurance Review.


2016-17 HLC 10-year review and Year 4 Assurance Review

>Read WSU’s 2016-2017 HLC Assurance Argument (pdf)

>Read WSU’s HLC Year 4 Assurance Argument (pdf) 

WSU's Quality Initiative 

>Quality Initiative

WSU's HLC Accreditation