Columbia College Chicago is accredited at the graduate and undergraduate levels by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Columbia is accredited as a teacher training institution by the Illinois State Board of Education.
For more information about Columbia’s accreditation, please contact:
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Columbia is an independent and unaffiliated institution of higher education. For more information about accreditation at Columbia, please visit the Office of the Provost Accreditation website.
In addition to accreditation by the HLC, the following three programs hold specialized accreditation:
- The American Sign Language/English Interpretation Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
- The Interior Architecture Program in the Design Department is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.