The University of Cincinnati carries institutional accreditation and the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science holds programmatic accreditation. Our regional accreditation is bestowed by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA*). This accrediting body is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Regional accreditation is the governing institutional accreditation conferred in the United States as it exacts more rigorous standards than national accreditation. Many regionally accredited institutions disregard credits or degrees earned at nationally accredited institutions. This is an important consideration for students considering a transfer from another college or university midstream in a degree program, or students who plan to pursue additional degrees elsewhere.
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science carries accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS**). This accreditation is an important consideration, as it enables graduates to be eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for the Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP) credential.