Accreditations & Approvals
Assessment of our academic programs through accreditation and program reviews ensures the quality and excellence of Allen College's academic programs.
Regional Accreditation is identified as institutional which signifies that all of Allen College's programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, located at:
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462
Website: Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in an example of regional or institutional accreditation agency, which evaluates an entire educational institution and accredits it as a whole. Specialty, specialized or program accreditation agencies accredit units, schools or programs with a focused area of concentrated study. Specialty programs function within a larger educational institution, i.e., college or university. Specialty accreditation agencies serve the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices in a specialty area, e.g.., nursing, occupational therapy, imaging, and laboratory sciences.
We are pleased to share with you HLC’s newest resource for students, Ask the Right Questions: A Student Guide to Higher Education. Our goal is to create a continuously growing resource for students of all ages, providing them the information that, from an accreditation standpoint, we know they need.
Specialized & Professional Accreditations & Approvals