October 16, 2012

University Communications

SLU Institutional Accreditation Continued

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SLU has been continuously accredited since 1916. File photo

Saint Louis University was recently informed that its institutional accreditation has been continued and the University's next comprehensive evaluation to take place in the 2021-2022 academic year. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has been continuously accredited since 1916.

More than 400 members of the SLU community interacted with the visiting HLC team and took part in drafting the University's self-study report, Magis: Advancing Mission into Saint Louis University's Third Century.

The HLC team found evidence that the self-study report was thorough and accurate, and that the SLU community was knowledgeable about the self-study process, familiar with HLC's accreditation principles and aware of the strengths and challenges identified in the self-study.

The evaluators also identified a number of strengths, including SLU's local and national reputation, the University's solid financial base, commitment to service and diversity, and the integration of the mission in the curriculum.

The team identified the assessment of student learning outcomes as a challenge for the University. To help SLU address these challenges, the HLC is requiring a "progress report on assessment of student learning," due Aug. 31, 2016.

To read entire report, as well as the organization's formal notification letter, visit the accreditation website.

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