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Miami University Accreditation

Specialized Accreditation

Several of Miami's programs are nationally accredited.

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.

In 2011, Miami agreed to follow the "Open Pathways", accreditation approach which focusses on continuous improvement and includes electronic reporting for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Open Pathways consists of two key components:

  1. Assurance Process which requires the continuous accumulation of electronically stored information and data coupled with the creation of an Assurance Argument that makes the case that the institution meets the Criteria for Accreditation and the federal requirements; and
  2. Improvement Process which is Quality Initiative the institution undertakes as something it wants to do and culminates in a Results Visit by peer reviewers.

The timeline for the Open Pathways process involves multiple action steps across a ten-year period.  The next major step will occur in 2018-2019 when Miami will submit its assurance argument for electronic review.

The Higher Learning Commission may be contacted at:

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604