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About the HLC

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is WVU’s institutional accreditor and one of six regional accreditors in the United States.

The HLC grants institutional accreditation. It assesses all aspects of a university, including:

The HLC accredits universities and colleges in 18 other states (Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming).

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes, or accredits, the HLC.

To contact the HLC:

230 South LaSalle Street
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 800-6217440
hlcommission.org