HLC Affirms 10-Year Accreditation


The Higher Learning Commission has affirmed Youngstown State University’s accreditation through the year 2027. President Jim Tressel announced the HLC results at the annual State of the University address to open the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

A team of HLC reviewers from across the country visited YSU in March 2018, and the commission officially affirmed a positive result in August 2018, scheduling the next comprehensive accreditation review for 2027. The HLC report noted that YSU “has made tremendous progress in overcoming previous major challenges, most notably in the areas of fiscal health and enrollment,” making difficult decisions to eliminate a structural deficit and taking steps to reverse declining enrollment.