Heidelberg University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913 and was included on the Association’s first published list of accredited institutions.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) awarded Heidelberg University full accreditation of its business programs in 2016. ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs and degrees offered by the Heidelberg University School of Business meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

The University’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The University’s Master of Arts Degree in Counseling is recognized and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board, and is accredited by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The University is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and its requirements for entrance and graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of this accrediting agency. The University is recognized by the State Department of Education of Ohio and most other states. Information related to Title II compliance is available from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The School of Education at Heidelberg University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at the Tiffin and Maumee campuses. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

The University is an institutional member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. (OFIC), the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC), the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio (AICUO), and the College Board.

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