Rhodes State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. (800) 621-7440.  www.hlcommission.org The College is accredited by the HLC to award Associate degrees and Certificates. Additionally, Rhodes State maintains several program-specific accreditation/approval relationships from nationally recognized accrediting agencies/state-level approval organizations. Program accreditation is vitally important to Rhodes State, and responsibility for program accreditation is shared between the program faculty, the division in which the program resides, and the College as a whole.

Institutional Accreditation


HLC Criteria for Accreditation

Providing Evidence for the Criteria for Accreditation

RSC Accreditation Archive

Program-Specific Accreditations/Approvals

Academic Program Accrediting/Approval Agency
Dental Hygiene Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Business (Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource, & Marketing) Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Early Childhood Education Ohio Department of Education
Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic Ohio Department of Public Services, Division of Emergency Services
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
Engineering Technology (Mechanical & Electronic) Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Medical Assisting Medical Assisting Review Board
Commission on Accreditation Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP)
Nursing (RN & PN) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) - RN Program
Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) - RN & PN Program
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Ohio Department of Health
Occupational Therapy Assistant Accreditation Council for Occupation Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Physical Therapy Assistant Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Radiographic Imaging Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Respiratory Care & Polysomnography Commission on Accreditation Respiratory Care (CoARC)

Out of State Authorization

Other Accreditation/Approval Bodies

Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Council on Accreditation for Two Year Colleges (CATYC)

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) – Academic Program Approval