The Higher Learning Commission

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

For more information regarding this accreditation status contact:,, 1-800-621-7440.


The Higher Learning Commission
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604

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