2025-2026 Comprehensive Evaluation

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has been accredited since 1913, with its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation taking place in October of 2015. The Rochester campus, founded in 2006, was reviewed along with the Twin Cities campus during the reaffirmation of accreditation. This is a process overseen by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

In September 2025, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Rochester campuses will undergo a comprehensive evaluation to reaffirm its accreditation status. This evaluation consists of the following components:

  • Assurance Review
  • Federal Compliance Review 
  • Student Opinion Survey
  • On-site peer review visit
  • Multi-campus visit (for institutions with one or more branch campuses)

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in this process. Information about our comprehensive evaluation will be posted on this page and continually updated as the process takes shape. Updates will also be provided in The Brief and through other University newsletters and communications mechanisms.