Wabash College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Wabash will be reviewed for reaccreditation in 2012-2013, and we anticipate a site visit from the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC) in October 2012.
Accreditation is external validation that an institution does what its mission says and meets the agreed upon criteria for higher education, described at http://www.ncahlc.org/Information-for-Institutions/criteria-for-accreditation.html. The accreditation process includes an extensive institutional review every ten years. The review is based on a comprehensive self-study performed by the institution, a site team visit, and an evaluation of how the college meets the standards for accreditation. Besides assessing formal educational activities, accreditation evaluates such things as governance and administration, financial stability and planning, admissions and student services, institutional resources, and relationships with internal and external constituencies. Wabash has been accredited by the HLC since 1913.