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Accreditation & Institutional Research

William Penn University Accreditation and Institutional Research

William Penn University is seeking comments from the public about the University in
preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will
host a visit November 6–7, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission.
William Penn University has been accredited by the HLC since 1960. The team will review
the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the following address:
Public Comment on William Penn University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its
academic programs. Comments must be in writing.
All comments must be received by October 6, 2017.

William Penn University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


View our status page here.

Program Specific Accreditation:

The William Penn Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The William Penn Education Programs are accredited by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction.

Contact Information

Name Office Phone Email Title Office
Jared Pearce 641-673-2107 Associate Professor of English Penn 317