St. Cloud State’s accreditation was reaffirmed in March by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Chicago-based organization that evaluates post-secondary institutions in 19 mostly mid-western and south-central states.
HLC accreditation assures the quality of the institutions by making sure it meets standards and engages in continuous improvement. HLC officials visited campus in November 2016, meeting with students and employees.
The next HLC campus visit is expected in 2020-21. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is expected in 2026-27. St. Cloud State has been accredited by HLC since 1947.