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Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation


The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation (IEA) supports the OSU-OKC campus in the areas of HLC and program accreditation, faculty development, institutional assessment, and data research and reporting.

We are here to support the campus’ pursuit of data for the purpose of improvement and quality service to our students. Our offices are located on the first floor of the Administration Building in the AD106 Suite.

Regional Accreditation

Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  To verify OSU-OKC’s HLC membership, click the HLC Mark of Affiliation on this page.  To contact HLC, use contact information at the bottom of this page.  Additional information about programmatic accreditation, often including accreditor contact information, is available in links throughout this page.  Since 1975, OSU-OKC is a member of and accredited by the HLC as an associate’s and bachelor’s degree granting institution.  OSU-OKC also awards shorter, industry-driven, certificates as well.  Many are embedded within existing associate’s degrees.

Program Accreditation

The Nurse Science program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).  The Police Science program is an approved Collegiate Officer Program through the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).  The Radiologic Technology program is recognized as accredited under the campus’ HLC accreditation per the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists list of ARRT-Recognized Accreditation Agencies.

The Cardiovascular Sonography and Paramedicine programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  CAAHEP relies on the program’s specific credentialing agency to provide guidance on accreditation.  Cardiovascular Sonography is approved by and adheres to the standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography whereas Paramedicine is approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Council of Accreditation of Emergency Personnel (CoAEMSP).



Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission may be verified by clicking the HLC Mark of Affiliation displayed on this page or by contacting the Commission at the following address:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462 .

Complaints:  HLC provides the following information on how to file a complaint about an HLC-accredited or candidate institution:

Got Questions?

For accreditation-related questions or to send accreditation artifacts to campus accreditation team:


Nick Irby
Senior Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation