Washington University in St. Louis has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1913.

View Washington University’s HLC statement of affiliation status on the HLC website.

Accreditation ensures Washington University’s compliance with all rules and requirements issued by the HLC concerning changes of and additions to Washington University’s academic programs.

We were last re-accredited in 2014 when Washington University underwent an on-site evaluation visit by a team of trained peer reviewers assigned by the HLC. As of 2015, Washington University participates in the HLC’s  Open Pathway accreditation process.

For additional information about accreditation and assessment at the university, please visit the Office of the Provost website.