Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Updates

As a part of the normal Open Pathway accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Iowa State University successfully navigated its “Year 4 Assurance Review” in February 2020. This review was conducted by a team of peer reviewers who reviewed an updated version of Iowa State University’s Assurance Argument prepared as a part of the Higher Learning Commission Comprehensive Review that occurred during 2015-2016. We thank the members of our 2019-2020 HLC Steering Committee as well as the peer reviewer team for their outstanding work.

Between 2020 and 2022, the University will commence work on a major academic quality improvement project as part of the quality improvement process mandated by HLC. We look forward to sharing the goals of this initiative with the university community as well as with the public in the upcoming months.

Questions regarding Iowa State University’s accreditation status may be directed to Shawn Boyne, Director of Academic Quality and Undergraduate Education, at smboyne@iastate.edu.