Accreditation

Harper College seeking public comments

Harper College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit March 5-6, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Harper College has been accredited by HLC since 1971. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to the following address:

Public Comment on Harper College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website (https://www.hlcommission.org/comment).

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by February 2, 2018.

Harper College is fully accredited by
The Higher Learning Commission 
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440 

The Harper College business-related programs of accounting, computer information systems, financial services, hospitality management, management, marketing, and supply chain management are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

The Harper College Music Department is accredited as a Community/Junior College Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Harper College Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.

The Harper College Real Estate Program is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations as a Real Estate Pre-License School (#110000046), a Licensed Appraiser-Education Provider (#155000165), a Licensed Home Inspector- Education Provider (#052000106), a Continuing Education School for Real Estate Sales and Brokerage, a Continuing Education School for Real Estate Sales and Brokerage (license 162.0000220).

The Harper College Child Learning Center and the Early Childhood Education Program are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The Harper College Nursing Program is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

The Harper College Certified Nursing Assistant Program is accredited by the:
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
312.814.4500

The Harper College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the:
American Dental Association (ADA)
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
312.440.2500

The Harper College Dietetic Technician Program is accredited by the:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312.899.0040

The Harper College Fire Science Technology Program is accredited with course approval by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall, Division of Personnel Standards and Education.
1035 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-4259
217.782.4542

The Harper College Interior Design Department is accredited by the:
The National Kitchen and Bath Association
687 Willow Grove St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
800.843.6522

The Harper College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Details information is on the MOA program page.
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
Website: http://www.caahep.org

The Harper College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations:

  • Registered Public Accounting Continuing Professional Education sponsor
  • Licensed Real Estate Pre-license School

The Harper College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
Website: http://www.caahep.org

The Harper College Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
Website: http://www.caahep.org