Miami University Accreditation

 Professor Lorigan from CAS wears protective goggles as he examines an experiment.
 EHS Professor Paula Saine works with a student
 CEC's Michael Bailey-Van Kuren with students
 Professor Dave Sobecki enjoys time on the plaza at Miami Hamilton
 FSB professor Wayne Speers working with students in his classroom
Tammy Kernodle, professor of music, is the 2018 recipient of the Benjamin Harrison award.

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent comprehensive accreditation review occurred in 2015.

Open Pathways

Since 2011, Miami University has followed the accreditation approach called Open Pathways, which is a more streamlined and continuous means for reaffirmation of accreditation that includes online and in-person reviews.

Open Pathways consists of two key components:

  1. Assurance Process which requires the continuous accumulation of electronically stored information and data coupled with the creation of an Assurance Argument that makes the case that the institution meets the Criteria for Accreditation and the federal requirements; and
  2. Improvement Process which is Quality Initiative the institution undertakes as something it wants to do and culminates in a Results Visit by peer reviewers.

The timeline for the Open Pathways process involves multiple action steps across a ten-year period.  The next major step will occur in fall semester 2019 when Miami will submit its assurance argument for electronic review.

For inquiries or concerns relating to Miami’s accreditation, contact:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

800.621.7440