Ball State is accredited, University-wide, by the Higher Learning Commission.
In reviewing institutions for accreditation, the HLC seeks a culture of aspiration and continual improvement rather than satisfaction of minimum requirements. The Commission’s evaluation begins with basic eligibility requirements and assumed practices, then moves beyond these to include the fulfillment of broad criteria for accreditation and specific core components that ensure institutional effectiveness. A set of guiding values reflect the intentions behind the criteria.
Behavioral requirements for member institutions are part of the commission’s obligations of affiliation. Candidates for accreditation also must follow certain federal compliance policies.
Colleges and universities seeking accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission must provide evidence that they meet all of the criteria and requirements through an extensive institutional self-study and a peer review team visit.
Ball State’s continuing institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission was reaffirmed on January 14, 2014, following a two-year self-study process. The university is accredited through 2023–24. Find more information about Ball State's current reaffirmation of accreditation process on the Institutional Accreditation webpage.
Our good standing makes us eligible for the Open Pathway option for our reaffirmation of accreditation.
Mail complaints to:
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413