Central State University, Ohio's 1890 Land-Grant University, is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission which is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411.Tel. (800) 621-7440.
As a result of the support and commitment of its Board of Trustees, alumni, community representatives and the campus community (administration, faculty, staff, and students), CSU has maintained continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission since 1949. To access detailed information about CSU's accreditation by the HLC, please click on the image on the right, the Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation.
Following a comprehensive review of CSU's academic programs and services on April 22-24, 2013, the Higher Learning Commission continued CSU'S accreditation.
Specialized Program Accreditations
College of Business
Central State University’s College of Business received 10-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the College of Business at Central State University meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
The accreditation covers all degrees offered in the College – Accounting, Economics and Business Administration. The Business Administration major currently has eight concentrations, including a new concentration in Agribusiness. The accreditation acknowledges the University’s commitment to teaching excellence and quality improvement.
College of Education
The College of Education and its degree programs are authorized by the State of Ohio. The College is in candidacy for accreditation by CAEP, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Professionals.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Housed within the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers two accredited programs, Art and Music.
The Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Arts and Graphic Design and the Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.
The Music program is accrediated by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in performance and the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Social Work program, housed within the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is in the candidacy stage of accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country. The Social Work program offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Social Work.
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Manufacturing Engineering
The Manufacturing Engineering program offers the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Manufacturing Engineering (MFE) is one of only a few programs in the nation which are dedicated to undergraduate manufacturing engineering education.
Department of Water Resources Management
The Environmental Engineering program, housed within the Department of Water Resources Management, offers the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and is in the candidacy stage of accreditation with ABET. A site visit is scheduled for October 2016.