The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains standards requisite for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Only institutions accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education recognized accreditors are allowed to participate in the federal student aid programs under the Higher Education Opportunity Act - 2008.

What are accrediting agencies?

Accrediting agencies are organizations (or bodies) that establish operating standards for educational or professional institutions and programs, determine the extent to which the standards are met, and publicly announce their findings.

Are there different types of accreditation?

There are two basic types of educational accreditation, one identified as “institutional” and one referred to as “specialized” or “programmatic.” Institutional accreditation normally applies to an entire institution, indicating that each of an institution’s parts is contributing to the achievement of the institution’s objectives, although not necessarily all at the same level of quality. Specialized or programmatic accreditation normally applies to the evaluation of programs, departments, or schools which usually are parts of a total collegiate or other postsecondary institution.


UC Clermont College is regionally (institutional) accredited by the

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

More information about UC Clermont College's relationship with the Higher Learning Commission


All programs at UC Clermont College are approved (state approval) by the

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
Phone: 614.466.6000


UC Clermont College’s academic programs with specialized or programmatic accreditation

Aviation Technology

Pilot training in the UC Clermont College Aviation Technology Program is provided by Sporty’s Academy, Inc. Sporty’s Academy is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved pilot school, holder of FAA Air Agency Certificate #XSTS103K, headquartered at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia, Ohio.

View UC Clermont FAA certificate

View Sporty's Academy, Inc., FAA Air Agency certificate


Criminal Justice Police Academy

The Police Academic is approved by the
Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPATA)
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 800.282.0515


Health Information Systems Technology

The Health Information Systems Technology program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Phone: 312.233.1100
Fax: 312.233.1948

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Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Program is approved by the
American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Paralegals
321 N. Clark Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
Phone: 312.988.5000
Fax: 312.988.5483

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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
CAPTE placed the program on warning in April 2017.
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703.706.3245


Respiratory Care

The Cincinnati Respiratory Care Program, Clermont College (program #200260), is accredited by the
Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Phone: 817.283.2835
Fax: 817.354.8519

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Surgical Assisting

The Surgical Assisting program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354

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Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354

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