Accreditation & Accountability

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:  One of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, HLC accredits more than 1000 colleges and universities in nineteen states (including Xavier University). Visit the HLC website for information on HLC policies, programs, services, and educational materials.
  • Ohio Board of Regents (OBR):  All profit and non-profit private schools of higher education must obtain a OBR Certificate of Authorization in order to issue degrees, offer for-credit coursework, or programming.  Certificates of Authorization are granted for specific degrees and courses as well as specific periods of time and are filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of Ohio. Xavier has been authorized since 1925.
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA provides a powerful tool to search for accredited institutions and/or programs by state or accrediting body, offers resources on diploma/degree mills, and other resources and publications related to accreditation.
  • Higher Education Act (HEA):  Information on compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965.