Higher Learning Commission
The University of Arizona is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The University’s last comprehensive evaluation for re-accreditation occurred in 2021 and validated the University’s extraordinary quality and integrity of academics, research, administration, faculty, staff, resources, facilities and procedures.
The University of Arizona's current Statement of Accreditation Status is available through the HLC mark of verification located on the right of this page. To learn more about the University read our Mission Statement and President Robbins' five-pillar Strategic Plan.
UA will be reviewed to reaffirm accreditation in 2030-2031 by participating in the Open Pathway program, which is one of three options that an institution has for maintaining its accreditation with HLC. The Open Pathway's 10-year cycle is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. In the final year of the cycle, the institution undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to ensure that it is meeting the Criteria for Accreditation, pursuing institutional improvement, and complying with requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education.