Accreditation & Affiliation

Learn About Our Accreditation

Urbana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC); the University was placed on probation by the HLC in November 2014. At the July 2016 Board meeting of the Higher Learning Commission, Trustees voted to extend the probationary period for Urbana University through November 2016.

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

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

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH  43215-3414
Phone: (614) 466-6000


Current Accreditation Status

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

Specialized Accreditors
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing programs at Urbana University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, (202) 887-6791.


  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education
    • Urbana University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for 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 with majors, concentrations, specializations, emphases in:
        • Accounting
        • Entrepreneurship
        • General Management
        • Marketing
    • 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.

Profession National Licensing Body
Nursing   National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Education     U.S. Department of Education
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