Higher Learning Commission

Roosevelt University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is an independent corporation and is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.  Regional accreditors evaluate an institution’s effectiveness in fulfilling its educational mission using a set of quality standards, also known as the criteria for accreditation, evaluating and accrediting institutions as a whole.  Along with assessing formal educational activities, the HLC also evaluates governance and administration, student services, student learning, financial stability and institutional resources, institutional integrity, and relationships with internal and external constituencies.  Accreditation is an indicator of quality, an important benefit to both prospective students and institutional stakeholders.  Following a comprehensive evaluation and campus visit in 2015, Roosevelt’s institutional accreditation was reaffirmed for 10 years.

Professional Accreditation

Several specialized areas within the university have obtained additional program-specific accreditation, generally from a professional association in their field. This kind of accreditation focuses on the curriculum, faculty resources, and methods of assessment of a more specific academic and/or professional discipline. Currently held professional accreditations are:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
American Bar Association
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Psychological Association (PsyD) 
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, (ACBSP)
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  formerly NCATE
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Illinois Veterans Commission
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)