Central State University: Mission Essential. HLC Accredited.

Preparing for the HLC Visit March 6-7, 2017

State University has proudly held accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1949. A team of peer reviewers from HLC will be on campus March 6-7, 2017 to review the University’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

For 130 years, Central State has prepared diverse students for leadership and service. The University’s rich tradition of academic excellence and student engagement speaks to a legacy of student achievement.

Why Accreditation Matters:

Regional accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that the University can hold. Because the University is regionally accredited:

Below are the five criteria HLC uses to evaluate Universities, and examples of how Central State addresses each criterion.

Criterion 1: Mission

Criterion 2: Acts with Integrity

Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning: Quality Resources and Support

Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

Criterion 5: Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Central State University: Mission Essential. HLC Accredited.

Get in the know. You might be randomly selected to talk with the peer reviewers while they are on campus.

The University’s campaign, Central State University: Mission Essential. HLC Accredited is designed to educate people on what they need to know about how Central State is meeting the criterions for accreditation.


Check out the signage around campus and All-FYI for more information.


Higher Learning Commission


Link to Accreditation on CentralState.edu
Assurance Argument 2017