From 1913-1970, all of the existing programs were accredited as part of the University of Colorado Boulder. Programs at the University of Colorado Denver were first accredited independently in 1970 and the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) was first accredited independently in 1980.
The cycle for accreditation is typically ten years. Prior to consolidation of the campuses in 2005, the previous accreditation visit to UCHSC occurred in 1998 and to the Denver campus in 2001. Following the consolidation of the Denver and Health Science campuses in 2005, the HLC conducted a focused visit that year that approved the university to apply for accreditation as a consolidated entity.
In 2011 the University of Colorado Denver submitted a self study for accreditation and hosted a visit to both the Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses of a review team from the HLC in April 2011. That visit formally approved the accreditation of the university as the consolodated entity with no requirements for any further documenation or follow up reports. The HLC scheduled the next accreditation review for April 26 -28, 2021 and the accreditation will again encompass both the Denver and Anschutz campuses.