The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States including West Liberty University.
THIRD PARTY COMMENT | Request for Public Comment
West Liberty University is currently seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the HLC.
The University will host a visit March 19-20, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. West Liberty University has been accredited by HLC since 1942. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Members of the public, students, parents of students, alumni, donors, community groups, and local businesses are invited to send comments to the following address: Public Comments on West Liberty University Higher learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411.
Comments may also be submitted through the HLC website. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by February 28, 2018.
MORE INFORMATION on HLC Affiliation
Information provided to HLC in the Institutional Update serves multiple purposes.
- Some information is used to update the Statement of Affiliation Status that is posted on HLC’s website.
- Certain financial and non-financial indicators of organizational health are reviewed to determine whether there are any trends that suggest HLC follow up.
- Some changes may require review through HLC’s policies and procedures on institutional change.
- Some information is collected and monitored in compliance with Federal requirements.
- Student enrollment data are used to calculate HLC membership dues.