Iowa State reaches accreditation milestone
With a recent reaccreditation, Iowa State notched 100 years of continuous accreditation. The university's accreditation was continued by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) with no further comments, suggestions or conditions, President Steven Leath said during the Feb. 25 Iowa Board of Regents meeting.
Iowa State's next HLC visit is scheduled for 2025-26.
The reaccreditation required university-wide effort, Leath said. He directed special thanks to the members of the university steering committee for pulling together a tremendous amount of material, preparing documentation and coordinating the November 2015 campus visit. The steering committee was led by Dave Holger, associate provost for academic programs and dean of the Graduate College, and Karen Zunkel, director for undergraduate programs and academic quality.
The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in 19 north central states.
Public comments sought in advance of accreditation review, April 9, 2015
Open forums scheduled in advance of accreditation visit, Sept. 24, 2015