Accreditation and Institutional Memberships

Loras College is accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the following 19 states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

A number of specific academic programs are accredited through external professional organizations. The undergraduate Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. The Council on Social Work Education has accredited the social work major at the baccalaureate level. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has accredited the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs and the Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Loras College is also on the list of colleges approved by the Association of American Universities.

Loras College also holds memberships in the following professional associations:

American Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities
1 Dupont Circle, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202.457.0650
Fax: 202.728.0977

Council of Independent Colleges
One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036-1142
Telephone: 202.466.7230
Fax: 202.466.7238

Iowa Academy of Science
175 Baker Hall – UNI
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0508
Phone: 319.273.2021
Fax: 319.273.2807

Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Deanna Stoube, President 2018-2019
St. Ambrose University

Program Accreditation and Licensure:

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3184
CAATE Accreditation Seal

415 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Engineering Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457

Iowa Department of Education
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
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