Cleveland State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, contact the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440.
In addition, individual Cleveland State programs hold the following professional accreditations:
Business Administration: BBA, MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources, and the Doctor of Business Administration programs of the Monte Ahuja College of Business are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Accounting programs (BBA and Master of Accountancy) are among 168 institutions worldwide that have additional specialized accreditation in accounting.
Chemistry: The Department of Chemistry’s undergraduate curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society. Its clinical chemistry Ph.D. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry.
Education: Preparation programs offered by the College of Education and Human Services for prospective teachers and other school personnel are fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Ohio Department of Education. The School Counseling and the Community Agency Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The Psychology Specialist (School Psychology) program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and is included in the college’s NCATE accreditation.
Engineering: The bachelor’s degree programs in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Graduate programs in engineering are reviewed through regular self-study and by other state/OBOR agencies.
Health and Wellness Service: The Health and Wellness Service program is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Law: The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Music: The graduate and undergraduate curricula in the Department of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Nursing: The Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing curricula are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.
Occupational Therapy: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. Phone number (301) 652-2682.
Physical Therapy: The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Psychology: The Psychology Specialist (School Psychology) program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The School of Social Work curriculum is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Council of Social Work Education.
Public Administration: The Master of Public Administration curriculum is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Social Work: The School of Social Work curriculum is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Council of Social Work Education.
Speech and Hearing: The academic and clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Urban Planning and Development: The Master of Urban Planning and Development curriculum is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.