A team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will visit Spring Arbor University, Dec. 4 to 5, 2017, to perform a comprehensive evaluation. This process is a regular part of maintaining accreditation. Spring Arbor University has been accredited by HLC since 1960. Its accreditation allows the University to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees on its main campus, online and at various sites in Michigan and Ohio.


The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies providing institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution while other agencies provide accreditation for a specific program, such as teacher education or social work. Accreditation is voluntary. The Higher Learning Commission accredits over 1,000 institutions of higher education in a nineteen-state region and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


The public is invited to submit comments regarding Spring Arbor University to the Higher Learning Commission at:


Public Comment on Spring Arbor University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411


The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at


Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Written, signed comments must be received by Nov. 4, 2017. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.