University and Program Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regis University’s most recent comprehensive evaluation was in 2018, and the institution remains in good standing.

HLC website:
HLC Address: 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604
HLC Phone: 800.621.7440

In addition to regional University-wide accreditation, the University enjoys many specialized accreditations, including:

  • Accreditation Board for Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, and Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Chemical Society Commission of Professional Training (CPT)
  • Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
  • National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)
  • Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC)

Additional information regarding the specific academic program and professional accreditations can be found on the academic program and/or school pages.

Contact Us

Heidi Blair
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

The HLC Open Pathway

The Open Pathway is one of three options institutions have for maintaining their accreditation with HLC. It follows a 10-year cycle and, like all pathways, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations.


Regis University's Open Pathway schedule is as follows:

November 2018 Comprehensive evaluation visit
March 2021 - March 2022 Criterion Teams provide draft assurance argument updates and evidence files
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Multi-location evaluation visit
July-August 2022 Community review and feedback of draft argument
August 2022 Submission of assurance argument for 11/22 review
November 2022 Assurance review
Summer 2024 Submit proposed Quality Initiative to HLC for approval
Summer 2024 - Summer 2026 Quality Initiative Implementation
Fall 2026 Submit Quality Initiative report to HLC
Summer 2027 - March 2028 Criterion Teams provide draft assurance argument content and evidence files
August 2028 Community review and feedback of draft argument
October 2028 Submit assurance argument, evidence files and federal compliance filing
November 2028 Comprehensive evaluation visit