Ball State’s continuing institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) was reaffirmed on January 8, 2024, following a two-year self-study process. Our good standing makes us eligible for the 10-year open pathway option, with annual updates to the commission. The HLC action letter reaffirming Ball State’s accreditation is available here.

Purpose of Accreditation

Institutional accreditation is a voluntary initiative that includes a comprehensive, critical evaluation of the university’s mission, goals, programs, and resources. Accreditation assures students and the public that the institution meets quality standards set by an independent, nongovernmental organization committed to enhancing higher education. The accreditation process helps the university ensure accountability and plan for improvement. Ball State has been accredited since 1925.