Open Pathway Model
The Open Pathway is one of two options institutions have for maintaining their accreditation with HLC. It follows a 10-year cycle which 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.
HLC Criteria and Core Components
The Criteria for Accreditation are the standards of quality by which HLC determines whether an institution merits accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation.