Institutional Accreditation

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

Institutional accreditation is granted by regional and national accrediting commissions of schools and colleges, which collectively serve most of the institutions chartered or licensed in the United States. These commissions and associations validate the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluate multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

Kent State University has maintained accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1915. The HLC is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting institutions of higher education based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Institutions that the Commission accredits are evaluated against the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status. HLC’s institutional accreditation includes all degree levels as well as onsite and online offerings.

Find additional information concerning Kent State University's accreditation process Open Pathway.