November 8, 2017
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A team representing the Higher Learning Commission is recommending continuing accreditation for Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation scheduled for 2027-28. The team visited the campus April 24-26 to review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has been accredited by the HLC since 1971. Its accreditation is at the Associate’s degree level.

In preparation for this evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, ENMU-Roswell engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s requirements and criteria for accreditation. “This comprehensive evaluation visit was a rewarding experience for our campus and for the community members who also participated,” said Dr. John Madden, President. “We had an excellent team and the visit was a learning process for our employees as well. We identified areas where we can improve and we received feedback from the team on how to build on our strengths. We appreciate the wonderful support we received from the community and business leaders who met with the accreditation team and we will move forward providing quality education and services to our students,” said Madden.

The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions in a nineteen state region.