Accreditation

CSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This independent corporation was founded in 1895 and is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. For further information, please contact hlc@csu.edu.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation assures the public, students, faculty, and staff that our University meets stated HLC criteria. Accreditation signifies the certification of acceptable institutional quality and integrity, and it acknowledges that the institution has undergone rigorous internal and external evaluation. Accreditation is the official standing and affirmation that a university provides the quality of higher education that the general public has the right to expect and that the educational community recognizes.

 

Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations to assure a school meets high standards with respect to:

 

Accredited Programs

CSU Campus

There is a difference between institutional and program accreditation. Institutional accreditation looks at an entire institution without making judgments about specific programs. Program accreditation is carried out by specific accrediting bodies examining curricula and course content to evaluate programs meeting specific criteria.

Accredited Program Accrediting Agency Last Visit Visit Frequency Next Visit
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Training (Minor) IAODAPCA 2011 Periodic Periodic
Art and Design (BA) NASAD 2015 5 years 2022
Chemistry (BS) ACS 2012

Annual Report Aug 2021

 

2025
Community Counseling (MA) CACREP 2020 8 years 2026
Library and Information Science (MS in LIS) ALA  Spring 2019  7 years 2027
Music (BA and BME) NASM  2018  10 years 2027/2028
School Counseling (MA) CACREP 2020 8 years 2026
Social Work (Masters) CSWE 2016 8 years 2023
Accredited Program Accrediting Agency Last Visit Visit Frequency Next Visit
Accounting (BS) ACBSP 2017 10 years 2027
Finance (BS) ACBSP 2017 10 years 2027
Management (BS) ACBSP 2017 10 years 2027
Marketing (BS) ACBSP 2017 10 years 2027
Management Information Systems (BS) ACBSP 2017 10 years 2027
Accredited Program Accrediting Agency Last Review or Visit Review/Visit Frequency Next Review/Visit
Recreation COAPRT Spring 2015 7 years October 4-8, 2021
Accredited Program Accrediting Agency Last Visit Visit Frequency Next Visit
Health Information Administration CAHIM Spring 2002 Annual Program Assessment Report Required 2021
Nursing

ACEN

Feb 12-14, 2013 8 years Spring 2021
Occupational Therapy ACOTE Fall 2015 Based on performance: 5, 7 or 10 years 2025/2026
Accredited Program Accrediting Agency Last Review or Visit Review/Visit Frequency Next Review/Visit
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) ACPE Summer 2020 (Accredited with Probation) Periodic Spring 2023; Accreditation report due Oct 2021

 

Public Comment

The HLC evaluation team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation in February 27th, 2023. The public is invited to submit comments on HLC’s website or to the following address:

Public Comment on Chicago State University

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. We appreciate your response!

 

Contact Us

Person Email Phone/Fax Office Hours Location

Professor Lillian Kay Dawson

UASC Co-Chair

 ldawson@csu.edu

Phone: (773) 995-2283

Fax: (773) 995-3985

Weekdays - 9am to 5:30pm

Business Health Science

Room 600

Professor Gabrielle Toth

UASC Co-Chair

gtoth@csu.edu
Phone: (773) 995-2562
Fax: (773) 995-3584

MWThF - 10 am to 6pm

Tu - 2pm to 10pm

Library

Room 203