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Institutional Accreditation

The University of Oklahoma is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional (now institutional) accreditors in the United States. Formerly known as the North Central Association, HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States.

Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Accreditation is voluntary. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Commission accredits approximately 950 institutions of higher education.

Site Visit and Review Documents

All documents related to prior site visits, including self-studies and team reports are posted online.

Complaint Procedures

The Higher Learning Commission can be reached by writing to 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 or calling 1-800-621-7440. If you would like to file a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission you can do so by sending an email to complaints@hlcommission.org.

If you are a resident of the state of Oklahoma and feel the need to take your complaint to the state level, the appropriate authority in the State of Oklahoma is the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Residents of other states wishing to file a complaint in their home state should consult the Distance Education Complaint Process page for appropriate contact information.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the accreditation activities at the University of Oklahoma, contact OU's Accreditation Liason Officer for HLC, Susannah Livingood, Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Research & Reporting: slivingood@ou.edu