HLC Accreditation

HLC Institutional Actions Council continued the accreditation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2029-30.


Reaffirmation is important because accreditation:

  • affirms that UMKC is providing a quality education
  • presents opportunities for UMKC continuous improvement of programs and operations
  • provides UMKC with feedback

UMKC’s Assurance Argument

Over the past 18 months, the HLC committees and staff have worked hard to prepare UMKC for its comprehensive evaluation. A detailed group process led to UMKC’s completed assurance argument and evidence. Members of the UMKC community may read the assurance argument online or by downloading it from Box.

Read UMKC’s Final Assurance Argument

HLC Podcast

Through a Common Lens is a 5-episode podcast to prepare UMKC for the site visit on December 2 and 3. There are 5 episodes overall, two are in two parts and the other three are stand-alone. Special thanks to guests Chancellor Agrawal, Provost Bichelmeyer, Ken Novak, Cindy Pemberton, and Chris Wolff, and to Newletters On the Air for assisting with studio recording.

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HLC Blog

The HLC blog posts organize resources, news, and events.

Check out the HLC Blog

UMKC Resources

Links to UMKC websites for strategic plan, master plan, facts and figures, RooSTRONG, and degree programs.

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Campus Visit

A peer review team from HLC visited UMKC December 2 and 3, 2019. Learn about the visit and how UMKC campus community prepared.

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The HLC team encourages the campus community to stay informed about this important effort, and to get in touch with any questions.

Contribute to a positive HLC accreditation reaffirmation outcome!

  • Familiarize yourself with UMKC’s strategic plan and assurance argument
  • Participate in one of the open sessions (to be announced)
  • Answer questions honestly, thoughtfully, and candidly.
  • Remember it is ok to not know an answer.

Read the Study Guide

HLC Overview

Learn about the Higher Learning Commission and the history of UMKC’s accreditation.

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HLC Accreditation History

This resource provides a documented history of UMKC’s affiliation with the Higher Learning Commission.

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