Accreditation & Affiliation


Urbana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC); the University was placed on probation by the HLC in November 2014.

For additional information on Urbana University’s accreditation status contact: inquiry@hlcommission.org, or visit www.hlcommission.org, 1-800-621-7440.


The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Urbana University is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit on January 25 – 27, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Urbana University has been accredited by the Commission since 1975. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit written comments regarding the University by contacting:

Public Comment on Urbana University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at www.hlcommission.org.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by December 25, 2015.

The University is authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to offer degree programs in the state of Ohio.

As of September 9, 2015, Urbana University is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE, formally OBR) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states.  States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards that are overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts.   For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

Specialized or programmatic accreditors include:

  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Urbana University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, 202-887-6791.
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (probation) 

    • Urbana University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: 
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
      • Associate of Arts in Business Administration 
    • Annual Reports

Institutional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • National Association of Independent Colleges
  • 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

Licensure Disclaimer:  Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state.  Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state in order to be eligible for a license.  Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.  If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.

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