Accreditation and Program Review

Assessment of academic programs ensures that Iowa State University is providing excellence in all academic areas. Iowa State University goes through accreditation and program review processes on a regular basis to ensure excellence in program quality.


Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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In addition, numerous Iowa State programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies.

Academic Program Reviews

Per Board of Regents Policy, academic programs undergo a program review every seven years. The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost coordinates the scheduling of reviews with the academic colleges.  Click here for information on the review process, timelines and reporting expections.