Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Wichita State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA). The University's last review was during
the 2016-17 academic year and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2026-27.
Wichita State University participates in a model of accreditation called Open Pathway,
which seeks to offer greater value to institutions and greater credibility to the
public in its quality assurance.
The following documents provide the outcomes of the 2016-17 HLC 10-year review and
Year 4 Assurance Review.
2016-17 HLC 10-year review and Year 4 Assurance Review
>Read WSU’s 2016-2017 HLC Assurance Argument (pdf)
>Read WSU’s HLC Year 4 Assurance Argument (pdf)
WSU's Quality Initiative
WSU's HLC Accreditation
>Federal Compliance Filing (pdf)