Antioch College announced this month that it has been named a candidate for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. Antioch’s request to be considered for early initial accreditation was also approved, meaning that after hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit, the College can expect a determination on accreditation to be made in June 2016—two years earlier than allowed by the traditional candidacy path.
“Antioch is the only liberal arts institution in America starting or re-starting today—certainly the only 164-year-old start-up,” said President Mark Roosevelt. “And with this news, we believe we are the only institution of our kind to be granted candidacy after a closure.”
Candidacy is an essential step toward earning accreditation—a major milestone in the revitalization of the College, which re-opened in 2011 following a brief closure.