Higher Learning Commission


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Programs and Services

The Commission offers an extensive array of programs and services that help member colleges and universities advance their quality of education.

Assessment Academy

The Assessment Academy is intended to develop institutional culture and increase institutional commitment to assessing and improving student learning. Participation in the Academy is designed to generate evidence for accreditation evaluations and follow-up.

Persistence and Completion Academy

The Commission launched the Persistence and Completion Academy in October 2013. The Academy is designed to build institutional capacity to improve persistence and completion of its students, focusing on effective collection of data, evaluation and improvement of current strategies, and development of new strategies.


The Commission provides a number of events to help campus administrators obtain information on best practices and updates in accreditation as well as to train peer reviewers.


The Commission has developed educational materials for administrators and peer reviewers to help them in their role as part of the accreditation process.



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