Federal Compliance

As a federally recognized accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is required to assure that all its member institutions are meeting their Title IV program responsibilities as well as complying with the expectations of specific regulations accreditors must enforce as a part of their recognition by the U.S. Department of Education. Compliance with these requirements by both institutions and HLC is necessary to ensure that institutions accredited by HLC are eligible for federal financial aid.

Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission is a federally recognized organization that helps ensure that its members are meeting required regulations as well as Title IX program responsibilities in order to ensure the university is eligible for federal financial aid.

Legal Status for Operation

Minnesota State University, Mankato operates in conjunction with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board (MinnState) and within the guidelines of Minnesota Statutes.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Minnesota State University, Mankato provides great opportunites for community members, staff, faculty and students. As part of that student body it is our duty to inform you of your rights and responsibilites while in attendance here at Mankato State.

Student Complaints and Grievances

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a commitment to a respectful learning environment. Students have the right to seek a remedy for when they believe a campus office/department or a Minnesota State employee treated them in an improper, unfair or arbitrary manner.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students in order to maintain federal financial aid eligibility for students enrolled in “gainful employment” (GE) programs.

Student Right to Know and Achievement Information

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requires that institutions publish student achievement data. Such information might include graduation rates, job placement rates, certification exam scores, and so on, depending on the nature of the institution's academic programs.