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ERIC Number: ED513996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Report to the Senior Department Official on Recognition Compliance Issues. Recommendation Page: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Higher Learning Commission
US Department of Education
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC or the agency) is a regional institutional accreditor that accredits (or preaccredits) over 1,000 degree granting institutions in 19 states, tribal institutions and including those programs offered via distance education within these institutions. Most of the institutions accredited by HLC use the Secretary's recognition of the agency to establish eligibility to participate in the Title IV, HEA student financial assistance programs. Therefore, the agency must meet the separate and independent requirements. The current recognition of HLC extends to the Institutional Action Council jointly with the Board of Trustees for decision on cases for continued accreditation or reaffirmation, and continued candidacy. The Secretary's recognition also include the Review Committee of the Accreditation Review Council, jointly with the Board of Trustees for decisions on cases for continued accreditation or candidacy and for initial candidacy or initial accreditation when there is a consensus decision by the Review Committee. This paper presents the recommendations of the staff of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) concerning HLC's petition for continued recognition.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV