Naropa's Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationNaropa University was first accredited in 1986, and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) re-affirmed Naropa University’s accreditation in September 2010, following a self-study and comprehensive review by a national team of evaluators who certified that Naropa is meeting standards for quality and accountability.

Naropa University is currently preparing a self-study report to demonstrate that Naropa continues to maintain the high educational standards set by the Higher Learning Commission. The self-study process provides an invaluable opportunity to examine institutional practices while citing examples of excellence, the challenges ahead, and action steps leading to improvement.

The current self-study, which will be submitted to the HLC in December 2014, will provide a review of Naropa’s commitment to the following areas:

  1. Mission
  2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
  4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
  5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

In compiling the 2015 self-study, Naropa is committed to an inclusive, transparent process facilitated by communications among faculty, staff, students, stakeholders, and the public—in person, in print, and via the Web. Naropa strongly encourages interested parties to attend working sessions to offer suggestions and provide comments.

Check out our Awareness Campaign to educate Naropa's community about the accreditation process.

For information on Naropa’s 2010 accreditation, please click on the following links.