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, Erica Parish – (567) 661-2310 or

Professional Licensure

Out-of-state students who are seeking a professional license program through online courses at Owens should first contact their home state licensing agency. Ohio license requirements may not apply in those states.  NC-SARA, which regulates interstate online education, does not cover license programs.

Accredited Programs

View our current program accreditation list.