Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Accreditation is a process of reviewing the quality of higher education institutions. There is one type of accreditation at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Institutional accreditation is a comprehensive review by a private, nongovernmental organization specifically created to review higher education institutions and programs for quality. The four University of Minnesota campuses are accredited separately at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) utilizes a continuous improvement process and provides an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution has continuous quality improvement activities and accreditation becomes a continuous process.