The Higher Learning Commission

Urbana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of College and Schools.

The University is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer degree programs in the State of Ohio.


Other affiliations and accreditations include:

  • American Association for Higher Education
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • American Council on Education
  • Association of American Colleges
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • Association for International Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • National Association of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of College Admission Counselors
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Ohio College Association
  • Ohio Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Ohio Penal Education Consortium
  • Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education

From Our Alumni

"Because of Urbana, I grew into a man.  UU nurtured me.  I was a first generation collgee student and, even though I was a commuter; professors took me under their wing and gave me a home."

-Bill Bean
Class of ‘71