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The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. HLC is as an institutional accreditor, accrediting the institution as a whole.

The University of Illinois Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

We all have a shared interest in UIC providing the best narrative and evidence in support of the university’s continued accreditation. Our goal is to engage the UIC campus through an inclusive, transparent, and collaborative process, that includes the perspectives of all campus stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, administrators, alumni, and community members. You are welcome to familiarize yourself with the university’s comprehensive review preparation.