Miami University Accreditation

Specialized Accreditation

Several of Miami's programs are nationally accredited.

Higher Learning Commission - A commission of the North Central Association logoMiami 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 was in 2005, while the next reaccreditation review will occur in 2015. 

In 2011, President Hodge committed Miami to be one of twenty institutions across the nation to pioneer "Open Pathways", a more streamlined, continuous and electronic means 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 Improvement Process has been completed, and the Assurance Process is well underway.  The narratives for each criterion are being finalized for submission in the spring 2015 semester.