Accreditation FAQs

We receive a lot of questions about the accreditation status of Kent State, EHHS, and individual programs. Below are answers to some of our more frequently asked questions. If there is still something you would like to know about, please reach out to Erica Eckert, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation.

Is Kent State accredited?
What is the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) looking for? What does it take to be accredited?
Why do we have to be accredited by HLC?
Is the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS) accredited?
Why are some specific programs (e.g., individual degree programs) accredited when others are not?
Are the teacher education programs at Kent State accredited?
Is the [Early Childhood] Education program [or other individual license-level program] accredited?
Are the teacher education programs at Kent State accredited by CAEP?