For specific inquiries about the University's affiliation with HLC, please contact:

Dr. Gail Jensen
Liaison to HLC


Accreditation is one of the most important ways that Creighton University demonstrates the level of quality at our institution. This website provides:

The Higher Learning Commission

The HLC symbol signifies that Creighton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation serves the public by assuring and continuously improving the quality of higher education.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is charged with overseeing the accreditation of degree granting, post-secondary, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions. There are five other U.S. regional accreditation bodies.

Third Party Notification

Creighton University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation on for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit April 10-12, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Creighton University has been accredited by HLC since 1916. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. 

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

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

The public may also submit comments on HLC's website at:

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

ll comments must be received by March 10, 2017