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The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)  is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLCaccredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in North-Central region. 

The mission of the HLC is to serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning.   The HLC, however, believes that “the responsibility for assuring the quality of an institution rests first with the institution itself.”   Thus, the HLC accreditation process is designed as a point of verification, wherein institutions might demonstrate how it is assuring its own quality, based upon its distinct mission.

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HLC value structure | HLC Criteria for Accreditation | HLC Assumed Practices