Special | Accreditation

Lake Erie College was authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1856. In 1913, the college received accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Lake Erie College programs hold the following additional accreditation: statements, and advertising to provide fair and accurate information about their programs and services. Member institutions are expected to provide clear institutional contact information and, when HLC affiliation is mentioned, use an approved affiliation statement and provide HLC contact information.


The objective of the School of Business is to produce graduates who have the knowledge and necessary analytical skills to think critically, to make sound and ethical business decisions, to develop in their chosen careers, and to participate actively in the world around them.

Learning Goals, Measures and Outcomes

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the School of Business has established goals for student learning and measures of learning outcomes which serve as a basis for continuous improvement.


The PA program at Lake Erie College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Higher Learning Commission accreditation approval occurred in March 2014. The program has also been accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents since 2013.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC- PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lake Erie College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2028. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/ accreditation-history-lake- erie-college/http://www.arc- pa.org/accreditation-history- lake-erie-college/.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Program Director at paeducation@lec.edupaeducat ion@lec.edu.


Lake Erie College has been awarded with specialized national accreditation for its education programs with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) through 2016. TEAC offers an accreditation system that gives great weight to the evidence of student accomplishment the program relies on to prove that its graduates are competent. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education, TEAC is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditation, the American Council on Education, Association of Teacher Educators, and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.