YSU HLC Assurance Argument

The “Assurance Argument” is a report that assures HLC that YSU meets the criteria for accreditation. The YSU HLC Steering Committee has been working more than two years to piece together the report, canvassing the campus for evidence and input, discussing and debating, writing and rewriting.

Read the Assurance Argument.

A PDF version of the Assurance Argument is available*. Please note that the links in the PDF version are not active. To inquire about the linked data, please contact Kevin Ball at keball@ysu.edu.

Youngstown State University is in the process of reaffirming its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. During the 2017-18 academic year, an HLC team will visit campus as part of the review process. To prepare for the visit, YSU will complete a comprehensive Assurance Argument that outlines how the University meets the HLC’s accreditation criteria.

YSU has held continuous regional accreditation since 1945. The Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed accreditation in 2008.

This website contains information about accreditation and YSU’s Assurance Argument. Input and participation from faculty, staff, students and community members is welcome.