HLC Accreditation

Youngstown State University is in the process of reaffirming its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. During the 2017-18 academic year, an HLC team will visit campus as part of the review process. To prepare for the visit, YSU will complete a comprehensive Assurance Argument that outlines how the University meets the HLC’s accreditation criteria.

YSU has held continuous regional accreditation since 1945. The Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed accreditation in 2008.

This website contains information about accreditation and YSU’s Assurance Argument. Input and participation from faculty, staff, students and community members is welcome.