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University Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Open Pathway

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in a 19-state region of the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. Our Statement of Affiliation Status with HLC is available to view online.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

In addition to the general accreditation, specific programs have been accredited, approved, or recognized by their respective agencies.

In 2013, Michigan Tech elected to move to the Open Pathway, a new pathway for institutions that have been accredited for more than 10 years. It requires that we meet the criteria for accreditation through an assurance review, and complete a Quality Initiative prior to the next comprehensive evaluation in 2021-22.

"Michigan Technological University shows clear evidence of its commitment to high performance, AQIP [Academic Quality Improvement Program] and continuous quality improvement," the panel wrote in its evaluation.

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