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Elmhurst University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

Elmhurst University maintains specialized accreditations where required for its educational programs.

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Elmhurst University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
  • The Elmhurst University Department of Nursing and Health Sciences will be hosting an onsite accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) February 24-26, 2021. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, this notification serves as your opportunity to make comments regarding the nursing programs offered at the college. Comments must be in writing, signed, and submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, to:

    Or mailed to:
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Attn: Third-Party Comments
    655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 20001

  • The Master of Science (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is accredited through June 30, 2022.
  • The Department of Education continues to maintain its status with the Illinois State Board of Education through its State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board; most recently July 23, 2018.
  • The Elmhurst University entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is
  • The Chemistry program at Elmhurst University is accredited and approved by the American Chemical Society, and thus graduates are certified to have met ACS program standards. The program is to submit its five-year review June 1, 2019.

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