The Higher Learning Commission

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Current information regarding the College’s accreditation is available at Documents describing the institution’s accreditation and state licensure are made available to all current and prospective students upon request. Contact the Office of Learning and Engagement at 216-987-3464 for further information.

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

The HLC office is located at 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60602-1411. Call 800-621-7440 or visit for more information.

Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education

Tri-C is a member of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. The council is comprised of 14 Northeast Ohio colleges and universities, as well as business and industrial organizations in 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 chambers of commerce. In addition, a number of Tri-C’s career programs are approved or accredited by appropriate specialized associations or agencies.

These memberships include but are not limited to:

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)
Berea Chamber of Commerce
Brecksville Chamber of Commerce
Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce
Business Volunteers Unlimited
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)
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 Association of General Motors Automotive Services Educational Program
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 Academic Advising Association (NACADA)-Global Community for Academic Advising
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 College and University Food Service
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)
National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)

National College Attainment Network
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 State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
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)
National Student Clearinghouse

NeOhioCio Chapter
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)

Ohio Minority Supplier Development

Organization for Safety Asepsis & Prevention (OSAP)
Parma Area Chamber of Commerce
Regents of the University of California (Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life)
Shaker Heights Chamber of Commerce
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce
Team NEO
Wright State University (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium-HERC)

Young Mens Christian Association