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Assessment of Student Learning

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Kansas State University
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919 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110


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Kansas State University Accreditation

Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916. The university participates through the Open Pathway reaffirmation of accreditation process, and last underwent a comprehensive self-study and site visit during the 2011-2012 academic year. The university completed a mid-cycle assurance review during the 2015-16 academic year.

Kansas State University is preparing for its next reaffirmation of accreditation, which will occur in April of 2022. Please see our statement of accreditation status page on the HLC web site for more information.  

Preparing for the 2022 Accreditation Cycle

The next comprehensive reaffirmation of accreditation through the HLC will take place April 11-13, 2022.

Accreditation Work Plan and Timeline

More information about the work plan and timeline can be found here.


As the accreditation process continues, important information will be publicly communicated to the K-State campus community.

Presentation during First Tuesday Meeting (11/2/2021)

Project Status (as of September 22, 2021)
  • Quality initiatives

    • Completed

  • Federal compliance

    • 95% complete

  • Assurance argument

    • 70% complete

  • Site visit

    • Logistics team created in early February 2022


The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Information about the HLC can be found below:

Accredited Programs at K-State

In addition to university (regional) accreditation, many programs also maintain specialized accreditation from a wide-range of agencies. View the table of all accredited, licensed, and registered programs.

Previous HLC Accreditation Reports