Accreditation & Compliance
Minnesota State University Moorhead was first accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1916. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States and conducts a full review of accreditation every 10 years. Documentation of Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission
Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to Baccalaureate degrees.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission at the Doctoral, Specialist, and Master's degrees levels.
Student Consumer Complaint Process
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, institutions providing online education are required to provide all prospective and current students contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.
We encourage you to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the University. If a complaint cannot be handled informally, MSUM students are encouraged to use our University’s complaint process, outlined in the Student Handbook.
If a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, you may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education or the Higher Learning Commission. If you reside in another state, you may contact your local state agency for further information.
Legal Status for Operation
MSUM works in combination with the Minnesota State System Board and within the guidelines of Minnesota Statutes.