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.


Lake Erie College 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 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 ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. it is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.


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.