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Public Comment Invited for Reaccreditation

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Madison, Wis. (May 9, 2018) –Edgewood College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. 

Edgewood College will host a visit on October 29-30, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Edgewood College has been accredited by HLC since 1958. Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission.org/comment, or mail them to the address below. 

All comments must be received by September 28, 2018.

Public Comment on Edgewood College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL  60604-1411

The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit degree granting colleges and universities. There are six regions of the U.S. in which regional agencies operate. These regional accreditation agencies have similar standards for accrediting colleges and universities. Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution ranging from its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

As a regional accreditation agency, the Higher Learning Commission accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Institutions that HLC accredits are evaluated against HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status. 

Accreditation is the primary means of assuring accountability and improving the quality of higher education institutions. It is required to receive federal and state funding and is essential for private-sector financial support. Accreditation is a designation and a process. As a designation, it serves as public recognition that an institution has met accepted standards of quality. As a process, it demonstrates an ongoing commitment to self-study and external peer review. These assessments affirm that quality standards are being met and provide opportunities to enhance student outcomes.