Owens Community College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1976. Owens is accredited to award more than 100 associated degrees and certificates in areas of business, information, public service, health and STEM fields.

The HLC location:

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

Information about filing student complaints can be found at the Higher Learning Commission’s website and at the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website. Be advised that these institutions may require the student to exercise any appeal procedures at the College prior to accepting a complaint. Please visit the Owens website for the most current guidance on filing a complaint.

In 2020, Owens’ accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission through 2029-2030.

Questions regarding accreditation can be directed to the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, Jason Crowley, at (567) 661-7032 or

Professional Licensure

Owens Community College offers a number of associate degree programs and certificates that lead to a professional license and or certification in the State of Ohio. These programs, however, may not meet requirements for states outside of Ohio. Please visit our Professional Licensure Programs page for more details.

Accredited Programs

View our current program accreditation list.