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Accreditation at Ohio University

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-led process by which institutions of higher education hold themselves accountable for the quality of their educational programs.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education) and has been continuously accredited since 1913. 

The Higher Learning Commission, established in 1895, is an institutional accreditor, accrediting the institution as a whole, including all of its degree programs. In addition, many of OHIO’s programs are also accredited by specialized or programmatic accreditors. View a full list of these programmatic accreditors. While achieving programmatic accreditation is an indicator of a program’s commitment to excellence, programmatic accreditation is not available to all degree programs.

Achieving accredited status, whether institutional or programmatic, is both a time and resource intensive process demonstrating a commitment to institutional effectiveness and the continuous improvement of academic quality and involving faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders of the university.

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Ohio University strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. However, if a conflict does arise,  our efforts are meant to resolve your grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner.

If an issue cannot be resolved by Ohio University's internal processes, a complaint involving allegations of fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information, may be brought to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Accreditation and Academic Matters: Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For more information about OHIO's accreditation or to file a complaint regarding academic matters, please contact Cary Frith, Chief of Staff, at

Equity and Civil Rights: All discrimination, equity issues, equal opportunity obligations (including affirmative action), and efforts to fulfill ADA/504 requirements should be sent to the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance.