The University of Wisconsin-Superior is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Being accredited by the HLC is a sign of quality to the general public that also allows the university to receive student aid and scholarship money. UW-Superior has been accredited continuously since 1916.
Accreditation by the HLC and by other nationally recognized agencies assurance to the public, in particular to prospective students, that an institution has been found to meet the agency's clearly stated requirements and criteria and that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it will continue to meet them.
Individual academic programs and departments are accredited or approved, as noted in respective sections of this catalog by: