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Accreditation and Memberships

Higher Learning Commission

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, opens in a new window (230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 1-800-621-7440).

State Authorization

North Central State College is chartered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) as a state-assisted institution of higher education and is approved by the State Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education; State Department of Education for Veterans; Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation; and the Department of Justice, Immigration, and Naturalization Service.

Program Accreditation

The College is either a member of or recognized by the following organizations:

Health Sciences

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT)

Business Industry and Technology 

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Program State Affiliations Certifications/Memberships

  • Ohio Board of Nursing RN & LPN
  • Ohio Department of Health (for the STNA)
  • Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
  • Community Health Worker Certificate (Ohio Board of Nursing)
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
  • CISCO Academy
Support Services Affiliations and Memberships
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
  • Mansfield-Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
  • Ohio Association of College Admission Counseling  (OACAC )
  • Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC)
  • Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC)