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May 2017

ASUN Accreditation Renewed by HLC

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Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) is pleased to report that the college’s accreditation has been continued following a comprehensive review process conducted by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects that include academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources as well as overall college sustainability. Accredited status is not for a specific period of time, but is a continuing relationship between the institution and HLC that institutional standards are met through continuous quality improvement.

“We are very pleased with the results of our assurance review and peer team visit. The Institutional Action Committee’s recommendation to award continued accreditation was approved on May 1, 2017, which confirms ASUN’s high standard of quality throughout our academic curriculum and programs,” said ASUN Chancellor Dr. Sandra Massey.

ASUN will transition to the Open Pathway accreditation cycle in 2017-2018 which gives institutions the independence to pursue improvement projects that are geared toward their current needs and aspirations. ASUN’s next comprehensive evaluation is schedule to occur in 2026-2027.