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Miami University Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States to ensure they remain in compliance with its criteria and core components and assumed practices.


Review Status

Miami's most recent comprehensive accreditation review was in 2015, and it resulted in a continuation of our accreditation for ten years, through 2025. The University also had a year-four assurance review in 2019.

Miami's next comprehensive accreditation review will occur in 2025-2026.

View a list of Miami's nationally accredited programs and departments

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, Assumed Practices, and the federal requirements
  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.

Timeline for Open Pathways

The timeline for the Open Pathways process involves multiple action steps across a ten-year period. The year-four assurance review took place in 2019. Miami is currently working on the next step, a Quality Initiative Project focusing on revising and enhancing our portfolio of academic programs. This project will be completed by 2024.

Contact Information

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

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