Public Notice on Higher Learning Commission Visit


Philander Smith College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its Year-4 Comprehensive Evaluation of its 10-Year cycle by its regional accrediting agency.  The College will host a visit October 29-30, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission.  The team will review the Institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. 

Philander Smith College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, its regional accrediting agency. The College has been re-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1949.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to the following address:

Public Comment on Philander Smith College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by September 28, 2018.