Higher Learning Commission reaffirms accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has continued Marshall University’s accredited status.

The re-affirmation of Marshall’s accreditation follows submission of an extensive assurance argument and an October campus visit from peer reviewers. University officials were notified of the commission’s action yesterday.

Marshall University Interim President Gary G. White said, "We are pleased with this recognition of Marshall’s educational excellence and appreciate the efforts of all the faculty, staff and students who participated in the accreditation process. The assurance argument and the site visit not only ensure the quality of our university, but also provide opportunities for continuous improvement. We learned a great deal that will strengthen our future efforts."

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gayle L. Ormiston added, "Our outstanding faculty was the key to this successful endeavor. In particular, the members of the Assurance Argument Steering Committee and the five workgroups devoted countless hours and enormous energy to the assurance argument and preparing for the site visit. It was a healthy process and I look forward to continuing the momentum."

HLC is one of six regional associations that provide accreditation to post-secondary institutions. Marshall has been accredited by HLC since 1928.

For more information about the accreditation process, visit www.marshall.edu/hlcaccreditationreview.