The Higher Learning Commission

Cuyahoga Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Current information regarding the College’s accreditation may be found at: Upon request, the College makes available for review documents describing the institution’s accreditation and state licensure to all current and prospective students. Please contact the Office of Learning & Engagement at 216-987-3483 for further information.

Information about filing student complaints can be found at the Higher Learning Commission’s website ( and at the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website ( Be advised that these institutions may require the student to exercise any appeal procedures at the College prior to accepting a complaint. Please visit the appropriate institutional website for the most current guidance on filing a complaint.

The HLC office is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60602-1411.  For more information, call 800-621-7440 or visit

Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education

Tri-C is a member of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. This is an organization of 14 Northeast Ohio colleges and universities that represents a partnership among these institutions of higher education and the business and industrial community.

Established in 1951, the Council works to address the common needs and problems of higher education in Northeast Ohio.

Tri-C holds institutional memberships in numerous national, educational, professional, and accrediting organizations, as well as local area chambers of commerce.  In addition, a number of Tri-C’s career programs are approved or accredited by appropriate specialized associations or agencies.

Some of these memberships are:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
Accreditation Review Committee on Education-Physician Assistant
Achieving the Dream
American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE)
American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE)
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Bar Association
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
American Council on Education (ACE)
American Culinary Federation
American Dietetic Association
American Dental Educators Association
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHSP)
American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Technical Education Assistance (ATEA)
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges (AGB)
Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE)
College Entrance Examination Board
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology
Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Community College Humanities Association
Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Council of North Central Two-Year Colleges (CNCTYC)
Employer Resource Council (ERC)
50 Club of Cleveland, The
Fund for Our Economic Future (Cleveland Foundation)
Government Finance Officers Association
Greater Cleveland Partnership, The
Higher Learning Commission, The
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
Joint Review Committee on Education Programs for EMT-Paramedics
League for Innovation in the Community College
Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE)
National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Inc.
National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program (NACCTEP)
National Collegiate Honors Council
National Council on Black American Affairs
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
National Network of Health Careers
National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA)
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE)
Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC)
Ohio Campus Compact (OCC)
Ohio College Testing Association
Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC)
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
President’s Round Table
Second Nature, Inc.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education