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 documents included to this collection provide the outcomes of the 2016-17 review: the University report to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accreditor final report and action letter.

Recent Submissions

  • Accreditation Final Action Letter 

    Higher Learning Commission; Gellman-Danley, Barbara (Higher Learning Commission, 2017-01-30)
    A letter from Barbara Gellman-Danley, the Higher Learning Commission President to President John W. Bardo, Wichita State University President that serves as a formal notification and official record of action taken ...
  • HLC Visiting Team Report 

    Higher Learning Commission (Higher Learning Commission, 2016-11-21)
    The HLC visiting team evaluation report represents peer reviewers finding made during their visit to Wichita State University on October 10 - October 11, 2016. The report includes review of Assurance Argument, Wichita ...
  • Assurance Argument 

    Wichita State University (Wichita State University, 2016-09-12)
    The WSU Assurance Argument was submitted to the Higher Learning Commission on September 12, 2016. It includes a 125-page self-study narrative and supportive documents and data files that can be accessed via links inside ...