Accreditation | Kent State University


The Higher Learning Commission Reaffirms Kent State University’s Accreditation until 2024-2025!

Kent State University has been accredited by the HLC since 1915.  The university became a charter member of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), one of several pathways for institutional accreditation offered by the HLC, in September of 2000.  AQIP focuses on continuous quality improvement throughout each year of the accreditation cycle, which typically spans eight years.  

In November of 2015, Kent State chose to join the Open Pathway of accreditation, which operates on a ten year cycle.  The university's first self-study under the Open Pathway will be due in 2019.  This self-study process is called the Assurance Filing.  There is additional Information about Open Pathway on the HLC website.

For more information, please contact Hollie Simpson, Interim Associate Director, Accreditation for the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Learning at 330-672-8560 or