The University of New Mexico has been continuously accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association since 1922.

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HLC Accreditation Site Visit Briefing Documents

The following materials have been selected from the documents submitted to the Higher Learning Commission in advance of UNM's site visit and comprehensive evaluation March 4-5, 2019. Those members of the UNM community who are meeting with the visiting HLC team might begin by reviewing the general overview materials at the top, the Assurance Argument, which contains links to evidence in UNM's Digital Repository, and the report by the HLC about the 2009 site visit. Below that is a selection of documents submitted in response to recent additional requests by the HLC. Not all documents provided to the HLC can be shared publicly. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Suilmann, University Accreditation Manager in the Office of Academic Affairs (


- Quick Facts: Higher Learning Commission Site Visit
- HLC Accreditation Overview

Assurance Argument

- UNM Assurance Argument 2019

HLC Student Survey and Third Party Comment

- University of New Mexico Student Opinion Survey
- Third Party Comment

2009 Review by the HLC

- UNM Assurance Section 2009

Addendum Documents

1C Faculty Survey Shared Governance 2018
1D Branch Community
1D Main Campus Partnerships
2A 2016 Governance Org Chart
2A Financial Flow Charts HLC
2A Internal Audit Reporting Lines
2A UNM Governance Brochure 2017-18
2B Regent Orientation
3A Process for Approving Online Programs
4A Post Graduation Outcomes
4B Assessment Addendum
4C Targeted Resource Allocation