UC Blue Ash College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1969. In 2019, UC Blue Ash College underwent its reaffirmation of accreditation, a process that happens every ten years.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is the process whereby an outside organization certifies a college or university as meeting certain requirements of excellence. Accreditation is an important "stamp of approval." Accredited colleges and universities have proven to their peers that they are deeply committed to educational quality and improvement.
What is the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)?
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states. The mission of the Higher Learning Commission is to "serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning."
What is the Process for Accreditation?
UC Blue Ash College's review will be carried out through the HLC Open Pathway process. This upcoming visit will serve as the reaccreditation and is conducted on a ten-year cycle. This process includes writing an Assurance Argument, demonstrating Federal Compliance, and hosting a site visit by a team of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff from other universities with similar missions. As part of the Assurance Review, the institution submits an Assurance Argument - along with materials of evidence - explaining how the institution complies with each Criterion and Core Component. The peer review team also uses the Assurance System to conduct its review of the materials.
UC Blue Ash College's most recent HLC site visit was held on February 25 and 26, 2019.
There are many good reasons to attend an accredited institution.
- Quality Education: accredited colleges and universities deliver high-quality educational programs.
- Financial Aid: accredited schools receive student financial aid dollars.
- Transfer: most schools will only accept transfer credits from an accredited school.
- Graduate School: most graduate programs will only accept students with degrees from accredited schools.
For more information regarding specifics of accreditation at UC Blue Ash College, download the Assurance Argument PDF.
Accreditation Credentials at UC Blue Ash College
UC Blue Ash College Accreditation
UC Blue Ash College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Applied Graphic Communication
The Applied Graphic Communication Degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Dental Hygiene Technology
The Dental Hygiene Technology Degree is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Nursing RN Technology
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted continuing accreditation to the UC Blue Ash College Nursing program through the Fall of 2025. Accreditation is an important stamp of approval from a governing educational body, and all accredited colleges and universities have proven to their peers that they are deeply committed to educational quality and improvement.
Since its initial accreditation in December 1969, the UC Blue Ash Nursing program has served our students with an excellent and affordable education that prepares our graduates well for their professional careers. We're proud of that history, and we look forward to continuing to serve future nursing students for years to come.
The Radiologic Technology Degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Veterinary Technology Degree is accredited by the The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).