UW-Green Bay achieves 10-year re-accreditation

GREEN BAY — A little affirmation is good for the soul. A lot is even better, especially when it comes from an impressive body like the Higher Learning Commission.

UW-Green Bay received word from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) this spring that it has been reaffirmed for the next 10 years. The HLC, one of several organizations in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, reviewed the University based on several academic and practical criteria addressing the mission, educational quality, and integrity, as well as compliance with federal regulations and academic progress as expressed in such efforts as the Quality Initiative.

During the process, the HLC previewed hundreds of pages of required documentation about UW-Green Bay and conducted an on-campus visit in October 2107 with representatives of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.

“Accreditation is an important process that signifies the University’s academic qualifications, and on a practical level, makes the University eligible for federal funding and our students eligible for federal loans,” says UW-Green Bay Associate Provost Clif Ganyard. “It also signifies that an external party has reviewed the University’s structure, mission and processes, and can confirm that we have, in fact, met standards of education excellence.”

In 2017-18, the federal dollars provided to UW-Green Bay students was more than $33.4 million. That includes federal grants, federal work-study funds and federal direct loans.

According to Ganyard, accreditation is an ongoing process. “We’re already working on the items we need to address, including work to improve the online education for students.”

UW-Green Bay has been accredited by the HLC since 1972. The whole report can be found online at http://www.uwgb.edu/accreditation/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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