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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, The Higher Learning Commission. The College will host a visit October 23-25, 2013, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Cincinnati State has been accredited by the Commission since 1976. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college which must be received by September 30, 2013.  Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. People are asked to submit comments in writing to:
Public Comment on Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s Web site at

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationAccreditations

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the State Department of Education, Division of Vocational Education.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, phone (800) 621-7440. The Higher Learning Commission is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Many of the College’s degree programs have earned accreditations by professional associations and organizations, including:

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (in cooperation with Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
  • Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (in cooperation with Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • American Culinary Federation Foundation
  • City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy
  • Dietary Managers Association
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Approved Aircraft Maintenance Technician School
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety, Department of Emergency Medical Services
  • Ohio Division of Real Estate
  • Ohio State Board of Nursing
  • Professional Landcare Network
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission


As a committed leader in education and in the community it serves, the College holds memberships in the following organizations:

  • Academic Quality Improvement Project
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Society for Quality Management
  • American Society of Allied Health Professionals
  • American Technical Education Association
  • Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities
  • CincinnatiUSA Chamber of Commerce
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Network
  • Cooperative Education Association
  • Enterprise Ohio Network
  • Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities
  • Midwest Cooperative Education & Internship Association
  • National Association of College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration
  • National Council of Student Development
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
  • National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Association of Community Colleges
  • OhioLINK
  • Southwest Ohio Neighboring Libraries
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • World Affairs Council
  • World Association of Cooperative Education
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