Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation Visit
Missouri State University-West Plains will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 31 through April 2, 2014, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), a regional higher education accreditation agency.
Missouri State-West Plains has been accredited by the commission since 1994 at the associate's degree level. Prior to separate accreditation in 1994, Missouri State-West Plains was accredited by HLC as a part of Missouri State University.
For the past two years, Missouri State-West Plains has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the commission's requirements and criteria for accreditation. The evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the commission a continuing status for the college; following a review process, the commission itself will take final action.
This report contains the findings of the self-study conducted at Missouri State University-West Plains. This report centers on providing evidence that the institution continues to meet accreditation criteria as set forth by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.