DSU accreditation affirmed

Marie Moe, executive director of enrollment services and communications, (701) 483-2560

Dickinson State University (DSU) is very pleased to announce the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC) has removed the Notice sanction from DSU’s accreditation status.

Per a letter received late this afternoon from NCAHLC, “At its meeting on October 31, 2013, The NCAHLC board of trustees removed the sanction of Notice from the University.”

“The Commission’s decision to remove the Notice sanction is an affirmation of the tremendous effort undertaken by the DSU community,” said D.C. Coston, president of Dickinson State University. “We remain committed to doing the right things in the right way, to treating each person as an individual, and to serving our students and our region by providing high quality, accessible education to support the needs of our region. Today is a ‘Blue Letter’ day for DSU.”

The HLC Commission staff, in a letter of recommendation to the board of trustees said, “Throughout the Notice period, Dickinson State University has remained highly transparent, proactive, responsive and extremely engaged with the Commission. The institution’s efforts demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to accreditation and, as such are to be commended.”

DSU is fully accredited by the higher learning commission and is scheduled for its regular, ongoing comprehensive accreditation evaluation in 2014-2015.