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Publicís comments about Bemidji State University sought

BEMIDJI, Minn. (January 26, 2009) ó Public comments are being sought regarding Bemidji State University as it seeks reaccreditation through The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Universityís accreditation is at the masterís level and includes sites at various locations within Minnesota, outside of the state, and online.

As part of the reaccreditation process, Bemidji State will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on March 22-24, 2010, by a team representing the commission, which has accredited Bemidji State since 1943.

Public comments should be sent directly to the commission and must be received by Feb. 20, 2010. In addition, comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs, must be in writing and signed, and should include the writerís name, address and telephone number. Comments will not be treated as confidential.

Send comments to:
Public Comment on Bemidji State University
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602

For more information about Bemidji Stateís continuing accreditation process and to view the self-study report, visit

About The Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States providing institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates and entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs. For more information about the Higher Learning Commission, visit

The Self-Study Process
For two years, Bemidji State University has been engaged in a self-study process, addressing the commissionís accreditation requirements and criteria. The evaluation team will visit the University to gather evidence to confirm the self-study findings. After its visit, the team will recommend to the commission a continuing status for Bemidji State. Following a review process, the commission will take final action.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesotaís lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.