Higher Learning Commission Accreditation
UAMS HLC Accreditation
UAMS was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in September 2007 for a ten year period ending in 2017. The 2017 accreditation process will require the preparation of an institutional assurance statement and the construction of an evidence file to demonstrate all criteria of the HLC are met. This process will be driven by five Criterion Committees with guidance from a campus Steering Committee, over a period of 16 months. A site visit team appointed by HLC will visit the campus in April 2017 to conduct interviews and examine evidence to support the University’s argument and evidence documents.
In preparing for institutional accreditation, UAMS will be presented with the opportunity to conduct self-examination to assure high quality education. This web-site provides information about that process, evidence resulting from the accreditation (e.g., survey data), and the self-study document itself, which offers a comprehensive overview of the history, progress and needs of the institution.