The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes the following 19 states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the Secretary of Education and the Committee on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA, now continued under the Council on Higher Education Accreditation).
The Higher Learning Commission is based in Chicago. Information about its purpose and activities, as well as St. Ambrose University's affiliation status with the commission, can be obtained from the HLC website or by calling 800/621-7440 or 312/263-0456.
College of Business
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited the undergraduate programs of accounting, business administration, economics, finance, international business, managerial studies, and marketing, as well as the graduate programs in accounting, business administration (MBA and DBA) and organizational leadership.
Iowa Department of Education
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Children's Campus - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Speech Language Pathology
Council on Academic Accreditation of American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2014-2019