North Central Association Accreditation

In January 2007, University of Detroit Mercy underwent an institutional accreditation visit. Conducted every ten years, accreditation visits provide an excellent opportunity for faculty and staff to examine the University's commitment to high-quality education. UDM is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States.

As part of the accreditation process, a committee of UDM faculty and staff prepared a self-study report examining all aspects of the University. These aspects include: mission and integrity; preparing for the future; student learning and effective teaching; acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge; and engagement and service.

Report of the evaluation visit

The evaluation team's report for the NCA Higher Learning Commission is complete.  To read it, see the report page.

Accreditation continued

On July 11, 2007, the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA completed the final steps of its review process and confirmed that it will continue its accreditation of University of Detroit Mercy.

The Commission review team noted UDM's strong support of and dedication to its mission, our engagement with and service to the community in which we live, our innovative programs, and the recent work on shared governance and strategic planning.

The continuation of UDM's accreditation reflects strongly on the quality of contributions made by all of UDM's people, not only in the accreditation process, but much more importantly in the day-to-day work of building up the community of teaching and learning that is University of Detroit Mercy.