Published: Sept. 27, 2019

In September 2018, CU Boulder Today announced the university's next comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), scheduled for 2019-20.

CU Boulder has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors for colleges and universities in the United States, since 1913. Accreditation by HLC provides quality assurance for students, parents and the general public by reviewing and verifying compliance with accreditation criteria and as well as other relevant federal regulations and requirements. Campus updates will be available on the accreditation website.

HLC provides faculty, staff, students and other members of the campus community the opportunity to submit comments regarding institutions that are undergoing a comprehensive evaluation for Reaffirmation of Accreditation. HLC forwards these comments to the evaluation team members and the institution. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s criteria for accreditation.

If you wish to provide a comment to the HLC in regard to CU Boulder, you may do so on the HLC Third-Party Comment form. Comments on CU Boulder are due in HLC's office no later than Nov. 8, 2019. HLC cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered.

Review and comment on the university’s assurance argument

A draft of the university’s assurance argument is available on the accreditation website for campus review through Oct. 13. Input and comments will be reviewed and considered, and the final version of the report will also be posted on the website once the report has been delivered to the HLC.