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From its beginning in 1973, Columbus State Community College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.  The Commission is an independent corporation and one of six regional accrediting institutions of higher learning in the United States.  

Columbus State is accredited to award more than 120 associate degrees or certificates in areas of business, health, health/public services and engineering technologies. .

In 2006, the college started on a new accreditation pathway, the Academic Quality Improvement Program, or AQIP. Created by the Commission, AQIP uses the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) model to guide institutional planning. 

In December 2012, Columbus State's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission through 2019-20. 
Notification of Reaffirmation  pdf icon
Higher Learning Commission affiliation 


Other Accreditations and Memberships
Many of the degree programs at the College are accredited by professional associations and agencies. They are listed below.

  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and  Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Education Programs  
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory  Sciences (NAACLS)
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence  (ASE)
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation  (NATEF)
  • Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • American Council of Construction Education (ACCE)
  • Professional Landscape Network (PLANET)
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc (ABET)
  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and  Activities
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
  • Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • Commission for Accreditation of  Dietetics Education
  • Dietary Managers Association
  • The State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Technician–Paramedic Program State of Ohio EMS Agency
  • American Bar Association  Standing Committee on Legal Assistants
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Ohio Department of Health NATCEP Unit
  • Ohio Board of Nursing