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Higher Learning Commission
Mark of Affiliation

Waldorf is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC is the regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities located in the midwest region of the United States.


In addition, Waldorf holds membership in the following associations: Council of Independent Colleges & Council of Higher Education Accreditation.

The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. They provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis, evaluating an entire institution and accrediting it as a whole. Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs. Accreditation is voluntary. The Commission accredits approximately 1100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Note: Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance with an institution should request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals. Complaints will not be considered third party comment.