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Benedictine seeks public comments in preparation for Higher Learning Commission evaluation

May 16, 2016

Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for a periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six accrediting agencies in the United States which provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis.

The HLC will visit Benedictine’s Lisle campus November 7-9 to review the University’s ongoing ability to meet the HLC’s criteria for accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to:

Public Comments on Benedictine University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411  

Comments may also be submitted on HLC’s website at

Comments must be in writing and address substantive matters related to the quality of the University or its academic programs. All comments must be received by October 7.

Benedictine University has been accredited by the HLC since 1958. The HLC accredits approximately 1,100 institutions in a 19-state region and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fifth consecutive year in 2015. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2015.

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Trente Arens
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(630) 829-1948
Benedictine University Lisle Campus