University of Colorado at Boulder

"The university is not the campus, not the buildings on the campus, not the faculties, not the students of any one time—not one of these or all of them. The university consists of all who come into and go forth from her halls, who are touched by her influence and who carry on her spirit. Wherever you go, the university goes with you. Wherever you are at work, there is the university at work."

—George Norlin,
CU President, 1935

HLC Affiliation

The University of Colorado Boulder is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The NCA is a membership organization of colleges and schools in nineteen states ranging from Michigan to Arizona, including Colorado. The HLC is recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) to accredit degree-granting higher education institutions. Accreditation review takes place every 10 years. The University of Colorado at Boulder has been accredited since 1913.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 800-621-7440



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