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Accreditation & Affiliation

Learn About Our Accreditation

Urbana University is a Branch Campus of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Urbana University is authorized as a Branch Campus of Franklin University by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

For more information about Franklin University's accreditation and authorization, click here.

Specialized Accreditation

The School of Education at Urbana University holds probationary accreditation for its initial-level educator preparation programs through December 2021 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077. Probationary accreditation is granted for two years when an EPP does not meet one of the CAEP Standards.

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.

Profession National Licensing Body
Accounting National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Education     Ohio Department of Education
Health Information Management   Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
Nursing   National Council of State Boards of Nursing

For more information on the academic programs at Franklin University’s Urbana University Branch Campus that may lead to professional licensure, including state licensure board contact information, please visit Urbana University’s Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage.

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