Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA) is one of six agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. The Commission accredits approximately 1,100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state region and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

A team representing HLC will visit Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 15-17, 2010. While on campus, the evaluation team will gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will make a recommendation to the commission concerning IPFW's accreditation and following a review process, the commission itself will take final action. The team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of IPFW’s application for continuing accreditation.