Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati carries institutional 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.

Programmatic Accreditations

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

The Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor’s degree academic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)*. CAHIIM is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management. CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for the educational preparation of future health information management (HIM) professionals. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards.

* Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM): www.cahiim.org or 312-233-1131; fax 312-233-1090.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

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.

*The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Phone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886; info@naacls.org; http://www.naacls.org