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These are the criteria or standards that all universities in the North Central Region of the United States must meet in order to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
 
 
Criterion One.  Mission
The institution's mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution's operations.
 
Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
The institution acts with integrity; it's conduct is ethical and responsible.
 
Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered
 
Criterion Four. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.
 
Criterion Five. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
The institution's resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.  The institution plans for the future.