Wednesday, May 14, 2008
St. Cloud State has received continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), maintaining the University’s accredited status as a member of the North Central Association.
The HLC said that the next comprehensive accreditation evaluation for St. Cloud State will be in 2016-17. As expected in response to such significant institutional changes as adding a doctoral program, the HLC will require a progress report regarding faculty work load and assessment of learning in the University’s new doctoral program in higher education administration in 2010. The HLC also pre-approved new courses and degree programs at off-campus sites in Minnesota as well as distance education degrees through MnOnline.
The reaccreditation followed more than two years of self-study by the University and a team visit from an HLC accreditation team in April 2007. The University was first accredited with membership in the North Central Association when it was still St. Cloud Normal School in 1915.