2019 Accreditation Visit

Once every 10 years...

Purdue University gets an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at itself — to assess its programs and operations in preparation for a review for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Purdue, which has been accredited continually since 1913, was last reviewed and fully accredited during 2019-2020.

Preparation of the accreditation argument was led by Candiss Vibbert, associate provost for special initiatives and accreditation liaison officer. Staff from IDA+A and the Office of the Provost provided essential support for the process. The two-year-plus process also involved Purdue faculty, staff, and students who assessed changes and progress made since the last review and identified opportunities and challenges throughout the University. More than 300 faculty and staff took part in the preparations for the review, which was conducted October 14-15, 2019. Each college/school and support area at Purdue assisted in providing information for accreditation documents.

On February 17, 2020, the Higher Learning Commission issued formal notification that accredited status has been continued for Purdue University. For more information about accreditation status, see: