The University of Arkansas continues to be an accredited institution of higher education, following a decision by the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission. That decision followed a visit in April 2017 by a peer review team from the commission.
The U of A has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission without interruption since 1924. Reaccreditation is essentially the result of a 10-year cycle of monitoring, goal-setting and evaluation performed by the university and the commission.
The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency that is responsible for higher education institutions in 19 states, including Arkansas. Institutions are evaluated to be sure they meet all federal requirements and also that they meet specific criteria developed from a set of guiding educational values.