In April 2020, Union College will host the Higher Learning Commission for a regular accreditation site visit that typically happens every 10 years.
The college will host the visit on April 6-8, 2020, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Union College has been accredited by HLC since 1923.
The HLC last visited campus in the fall of 2009 and awarded Union a 10-year accreditation. A decade is the maximum accreditation term granted by HLC, one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region of the United States.
“Accreditation from HLC demonstrates the quality of a school and shows that it lives up to certain high standards for collegiate education,” said Vinita Sauder, president of Union College. “Without it, our students couldn’t receive federal loans or grants and our nursing, physician assistant and education graduates wouldn’t be licensed or certified.”
The HLC accreditation process is now ongoing as Union College has adopted the Academic Quality Improvement Program model. That means that Union works to consistently assess all areas of the education process and address areas that need improvement. Leading up to and during the accreditation visit, accreditors from peer institutions will do an in-depth review of Union’s processes, programs and structures to make sure they meet HLC standards.
If you have questions about Union College’s accreditation, please contact Frankie Rose, Vice President for Academic Administration, at email@example.com