GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- The University of North Dakota has passed its once-in-a-decade review of its academic programs. School officials say the North Central Association's Higher Learning Commission has granted continued accreditation to UND after an examination that began in 2010. The Higher Learning Commission reviews individual institutions about every 10 years.
UND has been continuously accredited by the association since it organized in 1913. Only accredited schools receive federal financial aid. UND President Robert Kelley says faculty, staff, students and community members embraced the three-year self-study process and it has made the school a stronger institution.