We have received a few questions regarding the recent notice that was sent out about VU’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. The bottom line is that VU, which first achieved HLC accreditation in 1958, has had its accreditation reaffirmed by the HLC and the most recent report has had no impact on the status of VU degrees, programs, or credits.

The HLC Board did find, however, that the University must make improvements in areas related to faculty evaluation and reporting, assessment of co-curricular learning, and reporting of metrics for retention and planning, in order to maintain its accreditation. There will be a review of VU’s progress on those items during spring semester of the next academic year. Based on all of the work we have done in recent years and our continuing commitment, I am confident that we will have addressed all areas of concern by the time our next report is due to the HLC.

Please be assured that VU’s accreditation has been reaffirmed and we are scheduled to go through the reaffirmation process in 2028-2029.

Below is a short list of questions we have received. If there are any other questions regarding VU’s reaccreditation, please feel free to contact President Johnson directly at
president@vinu.edu .


Vincennes University status update from “Accredited” to “Accredited – On Notice” with the Higher Learning Commission

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Is VU still accredited?

           Yes. VU is still accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The University’s next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2028-2029.

     2.  Does this impact any majors or programs with accreditations?

           No. Our accredited programs remain fully accredited.

     3.  Does this have an impact on my credits that I plan to transfer to another college? 

            No. VU's credits will still transfer according to the existing articulation agreements VU has with other higher education institutions, the Indiana Core Transfer Library, and the Indiana Transfer Single Articulation Pathways.

     4. Does this change impact credits from another school that I planned on transferring to Vincennes University?

           No. Vincennes University’s ability to accept credits from other institutions is not impacted.


The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes the following 19 states.