Accreditation

In 1913, the college received accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Regional Accreditation

In 1913, the college received accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Since its beginning as a women's college and "little sister" of Mount Holyoke, Lake Erie College has grown into a co-educational college that offers a range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees.

Currently accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), our Statement of Affiliation Status identifies us as an institution that meets the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation. The College is currently on the Standard Pathway following a successful reaffirmation of accreditation visit in December 2017.

HLC accreditation provides objective, peer review of acceptable institutional quality and defines opportunities and incentives for quality improvement. Accreditation is voluntarily sought by institutions and is conferred by non-governmental agencies and is needed to ensure students are eligible to apply for financial aid and that the institution is eligible to apply for certain grants.

Contact information regarding the HLC is as follows:

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

Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 800.621.7440

State Authorization

Lake Erie College is authorized by the state of Ohio by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to offer select undergraduate and graduate programs. More information on the ODHE may be found at https://www.ohiohighered.org/.

Programmatic Accreditation

Many of our programs are additionally accredited by discipline-specific accreditators. For more information please check out the Discipline Specific Accreditation list.

For specific information regarding accreditation at Lake Erie College:

Bryan Depoy

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

1 (440) 375-7028

bdepoy@lec.edu

For specific institutional data:

Bill Blanchard

Institutional Research Associate

1 (440) 375-7194

bblanchard@lec.edu