The Higher Learning Commission is the regional accreditation agency to which Hendrix reports. The assurance and institutional improvement process of the Commission through the Open Pathway affords the College an opportunity to seriously examine its institutional goals, functions, practices, and outcomes. In August 2009, the HLC continued our accreditation through the 2018-2019 academic year. The Self-Study Report and the HLC Team Report from 2009 are linked below.
The Open Pathway is one of three options institutions have for maintaining their accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. It follows a 10-year cycle and is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement project, the Quality Initiative, gives institutions the independence to pursue improvement projects that are geared toward their current needs and aspirations.
In 2016 the College's Quality Initiative, linked below was accepted and is underway. The College also has formed the comprehensive evaluative committee for the 2018-2019 reaccreditation.