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West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which guarantees the quality of the university as a whole. More information can be found on this website. Questions should be addressed to the Accreditation Liaison Officer.

Given the many changes WVU is currently undertaking, the University requested and received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to delay the University’s 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation comprehensive review, which was scheduled for the 2023-24 academic year. Instead, the HLC will conduct its review and site team visit during the 2024-25 academic year.

Complaints about WVU's institutional ability to meet the HLC's Criteria for Accreditation or other HLC requirements may be submitted to the HLC via their complaint process. Students who have exhausted all other institutional grievance procedures may submit a complaint to West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

WVU's accreditation liaison officer is Louis Slimak, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment.

Detailed information on all of WVU's accreditation related actions with the Higher Learning Commission can be found on the News page.

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