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.

Specialized Accreditation
In addition to accreditation by the HLC, the following three programs hold specialized accreditation: