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: http://www.tri-c.edu/about/accreditation. 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 (https://hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html) and at the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website (https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints). 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 https://www.hlcommission.org/.

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:

50 Club Of Cleveland
Achieving The Dream (ATD)
American Association For Paralegal Education (AAFPE)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (The Democracy Commitment)
American Bar Association (ABA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
American Council on Education (ACE)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) (Business Office)
Association For Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA)
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
Association Of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
Association Of Governing Boards (AGB)
Association Of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE)
Berea Chamber of Commerce
Brecksville Chamber of Commerce
Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce
Campus District
Cleveland-Akron Financial Services Professionals
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
College Entrance Examination Board (College Board)
Columbus State Community College (QM Consortium)
Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Council For Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Creative Arts Network (CAN)
Edison Biotechnology Institute (EBI)
Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward (ECHHO)
Employers Resource Council (ERC)
Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce
Fund For our Economic Future
Gateway to College National Network
General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM ASEP)
Global Cleveland
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce
Higher Learning Commission
Hispanic Alliance, Inc.
International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD)
League For Innovation in the Community College
Medina County Economic Development Corporation
Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce
Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE)
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC)
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (NACEP)
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)
National Association of Campus Cards Users (NACCU)
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)
National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)
National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)
National College Testing Association (NCTA)
National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCCBP)
National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC)
National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE)
National Council On Black American Affairs (NCBAA)
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
National Network of Health Careers Programs in Two-Year Colleges (NN2)
NEOVETS, Inc.
North Royalton Chamber of Commerce
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE)
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
Northeast Ohio Trade Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)
Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance
Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (NEOMSDC)
Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships (OADEP)
Ohio Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO)
Ohio Association of College and University Business Officers (OACUBO)
Ohio Association Of Community Colleges (OACC)
Ohio Bursars Association (OBA)
Ohio Campus Compact
Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC)
Parma Area Chamber Of Commerce
Regents of the University of California (Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life)
Shaker Heights Chamber of Commerce
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce
Team NEO
UpCycle
Wright State University (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium-HERC)