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Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some individual programs, schools and colleges are recognized by the accrediting agencies in their respective fields. Information about the accreditation of individual programs, schools and colleges is included in program descriptions in the Academic Programs Catalog.

The university is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Universities, American Council on Education, American Council of Learned Societies, Association of Graduate Schools, Council of Graduate Schools, Big Ten Academic Alliance (formerly Committee on Institutional Cooperation) and International Association of Universities.

Current status: Accredited

Accreditation date(s):

Most recent reaffirmation of accreditation: 2015–16
Next reaffirmation of accreditation: 2024–25

Upcoming or In-progress Reviews
2024-25: Comprehensive Evaluation  

Most Recent History with Higher Learning Commission
3/08/2021: Focused Visit – Accepted
7/20/2020: Assurance Review – Review Completed
5/08/2020: Interim Report – Accepted with New Monitoring
5/01/2018: Interim Report – Accepted with Continued Monitoring
6/27/2016: Comprehensive Evaluation – Reaffirm Accreditation

Contact Information
Dr. Stacia Moroski-Rigney, Director of Accreditation, Program Review and Assessment
Office of the Provost

Submit a complaint:
Students, faculty, staff and members of the public may submit a complaint about an HLC-accredited institution using the HLC complaint process.