The Ohio Department of Higher Education approves all of Rio Grande’s programs and authorizes it to offer Associate, Bachelors and Masters degrees.
Individual programs are accredited/approved by the following:
- The Emerson E. Evans School of Business at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member .
- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
- Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-7410, (614) 466-3947.
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 683-8080.
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.
- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 223-0077.
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300.
- Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835.
The University of Rio Grande is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio and The Council of Independent Colleges. Rio Grande Community College is a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Some of Rio Grande’s degree and certificate programs may lead to professional licensure or certification in the State of Ohio. As requirements for licensure and/or certification vary from state to state, the US Department of Education requires each Institution of Higher Education that offers a program that leads to professional licensure and/or certification to disclose to current and prospective students a list of all states for which the institution:
- Has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification;
- Has determined that its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification; and
- Has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.
Students who plan to move or return to a state other than Ohio after completing their program at Rio should review the professional licensure requirements by consulting with the licensing board for that state. Students may also contact the director of the program for which they are interested to get further information.
Click on the program links below to get information about which states Rio has determined its programs meet, do not meet, or has not determined if it meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.