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    Higher Learning Commission

    Edison State Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile may be reviewed by clicking the graphic.


    State Authorization

    NC-SARA Logo Edison State Community College has been approved by the State of Ohio to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary education.

    The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization:

    • more efficient, effective, and uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states;
    • more effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in some online/ distance education offerings; and
    • less costly for states and institutions and, thereby, the students they serve. 

    Some of Edison State's degree and certificate programs may lead to professional licensure and/or certification upon successful completion of the program requirements. Licensure or certification may be global, national or state-specific. Ohio licensing requirements may not apply in other states. SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Out-of-state students interested in a professional licensure program at Edison State should first contact their program's home state licensing agency or the professional association (see Licensure Programs information). Edison State Program Contacts will work one-on-one with students, upon student request, to determine if the program meets the educational requirements in other states or US territories. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state's licensure requirements for a graduate to be eligible for a license. More information about Edison State Professional Licensure Programs can be found here.

    Distance learning students from out of state should attempt to resolve any issues or complaints with Edison State Community College first. Procedures for filing a complaint can be found here. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about Edison State Community College with your state by referring to the list of State Agencies in compliance with federal Department of Education regulations. You may also contact our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.

    Additional NC-SARA Complaint information can be found here. NC-SARA Physical Presence information can be found by clicking here.

    NOTE  California is the only state that has not joined SARA.

    Program Accreditation Affiliations

    The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Edison State Community College at the Piqua Campus located in Piqua, Ohio, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    ACEN Continuing Accreditation 2019 to 2027                                                                                         

    The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the  Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).
    2023 OBN Approval Letter 

    The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Examination Review Board.
    9355–113th St. N, #7709     
    Seminole, FL 33775     
    2020 CAAHEP Accreditation Certificate 

    The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
    5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    2019 NAACLS Continuing Accreditation Certificate 

    The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Edison State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703.706.3245; email; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 937.381.1517 or email by clicking here.  

    The Associate of Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician Degree Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).                                                                                      
    5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    2011 NAACLS Accreditation Letter 
    2014 NAACLS Continuing Accreditation Letter
    2021 NAACLS Continuing Accreditation Certificate

    The Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Education Degree Program is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to prepare teachers for the Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher License.
    2017 ODHE Approval Letter

    The Edison State Community College Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
    To contact CoAEMSP:
    8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111–312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    Fax: 214.703.8992
    2021 Letter of Recommendation

    The Edison State Community College Associate Degree Veterinary Technology Program is approved for initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  
    1931 N. Meacham Road, Ste 100                                                                                
    Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360                                                                                
    2022 Initial Accreditation Letter

    Other Affiliations

    All Librarians at Edison State Community College hold Master’s Degrees from Institutions accredited by the American Library Association.
    50 E. Huron
    Chicago IL 60611

    Edison State's Tutoring Center is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

    The Early Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is licensed by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Center received the Step Up to Quality–3-Star Quality Rating from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
    2014 Early Childcare Development Center Accreditation
    2014 Early Childcare Development Center Accreditation Certificate

    The Basic Peace Officer Academy is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, OPOTA