The Norman Transcript


February 4, 2013

Commission accredits OU, praises research emphasis

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is “one of the country’s strongest public research universities,” according to a newly-released report from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The HLC-NCA is the university’s accrediting institution, and awarded the University reaccreditation with no additional monitoring. The Assurance Report is available at

In its review of the University’s progress, the report noted that OU is “well known and respected, with a rich history,” and “is led by a long-term, strong, highly visible President who has developed a broad vision for the University and who has ensured that the institution has ‘stayed the course’ throughout the years, including through difficult economic times. The result has been dramatic progress in all dimensions of the University’s mission.”

OU President David Boren responded, “The University is extremely proud to have received such a complimentary and supportive report from our accrediting institution,” It is confirmation of the high standards of excellence which are being met at OU.”

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