Welcome to SMSU's HLC Accreditation Web Page
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) team visited Southwest Minnesota State University on February 2-4, 2004. In its exit session, the HLC team recommended a 10-year continued accreditation for Southwest Minnesota State University. The Higher Learning Commission Institutional Actions Council voted to continue the accreditation of Southwest Minnesota State University on June 14, 2004, and the Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees validated that action through its validation process concluded on June 21, 2004.
In August of 2012, HLC granted an extension of one year to accommodate a changeover in the presidency of the university. Thus, the next accreditation review visit will take place October 20-22, 2014.