2014 University Reaccreditation


Washington University in St. Louis has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1913. We were last reaccredited in 2004. From Sept. 22-24, 2014, Washington University will undergo our next on-site evaluation visit by a team of trained peer reviewers assigned by the HLC.

In preparation for the visit, Washington University engaged in a comprehensive institutional self-study process. The self-study reflects the state of the university and progress made since the last reaccreditation visit. 

The university community has been integrally involved in this process, including the opportunity to review and comment on the self-study draft.

The final self-study is now available​ (PDF).

Mark S. Wrighton
Chancellor ​​​

​Public Comment

Washington University in St. Louis is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The university will host a visit September 22-24, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Washington University has been accredited by the commission since 1913. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the commission's criteria for accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university:

          Public Comment on Washington University in St.  Louis
          The Higher Learning Commission
          230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
          Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the commission's website at www.ncahlc.org​.
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.
Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by August 21, 2014.​



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