Higher Learning Commission

UCCS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is vital for UCCS' continued ability to attract high quality students and faculty.

HLC Accreditation Process

An HLC team visited UCCS November 14-15, 2016 as part of the accreditation process. The team consisted of faculty from other universities with experience in evaluating campuses on a set of criteria. The visit by that team was part of an overall evaluation process to ensure the quality of the degrees and programs offered by the university. Read more about the 2016 accreditation process »

Specialized Accreditation for Colleges and Programs


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UCCS is accredited through the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. Our most recent accreditation renewal occurred in 2016 and the previous was in 2006.

HLC's address is 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 in Chicago, IL 60604. Telephone 800-621-7440.

Official Affiliation & Status (HLC profile)

Final Team Report 2016 (PDF 1.1MB)

Institutional Research Accreditations Report