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  • Home / Inside Ursuline / Consumer Information / Accreditation


    Ursuline College has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, since 1931. The next comprehensive evaluation will be in 2021-22.

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    Ursuline College is accredited by the
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
    30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
    tel.: (800) 621-744

    Additional Accreditations and Approvals include:

    • American Art Therapy Association
    • Art Therapy Credentials Board
    • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    • American Bar Association
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Council on Social Work Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
    • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Ohio Board of Regents
    • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board
    • Ohio Department of Education
    • State of Ohio Board of Nursing
    • State of Ohio Department of Education
    • The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

    Business Accreditation

    The Department of Business, School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, click here.

    Click here to see our IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement (updated as of 2020).

    Education Accreditation

    Ursuline College’s programs in Education are accredited by the Council for The Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education for the preparation of teachers for Primary P-5, Middle Childhood (MC. 4-9), Adolescence and Young Adult (AYA, 7-12), Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Needs, K-12, Multi-Age Visual Arts P-12, and P-12 Principals and Superintendents.

    The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) awards accreditation on five national standards which are based on core tenets which recognize that:

    • Teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs (professional education providers) must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
    • The professional education provider is involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensures that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and is involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

    Social Work Accreditation

    The bachelor’s program at Ursuline College is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Initial accreditation at the baccalaureate level of social work education was received from the Council on Social Work Education on June 19, 1995, retroactive to the graduating class of 1994. This accreditation at the baccalaureate level was reaffirmed on June 15, 2015, see CSWE Accredited Social Work Programs. The online program option was approved after submission of a Notification of Program Change Report to CSWE in 2017. Classes for the online program option were initiated in Fall 2018.

    Learn more about Ursuline College's social work accreditation and licensing.

    Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions Program Accreditation

    The bachelor's, master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs in nursing at Ursuline College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)  and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

    The Breen School of Nursing and Health Profession’s curriculum for the bachelor's and master's programs meet the educational requirements of all 50 states for professional licensure (RN or APRN) or certification. To easily find professional nursing licensure requirements for all 50 states, visit the Professional Licensure Requirements page of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website, and scroll to “Licensure Requirements by State” for a drop-down menu.