Accreditations & Approvals

Assessment of our academic programs through accreditation and program reviews ensures the quality and excellence of Allen College's academic programs.

Regional Accreditation 
                   

Regional Accreditation is identified as institutional which signifies that all of Allen College's programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, located at:
230 South LaSalle Street
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462
Website: Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in an example of regional or institutional accreditation agency, which evaluates an entire educational institution and accredits it as a whole.  Specialty, specialized or program accreditation agencies accredit units, schools or programs with a focused area of concentrated study. Specialty programs function within a larger educational institution, i.e., college or university. Specialty accreditation agencies serve the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices in a specialty area, e.g.., nursing, occupational therapy, imaging, and laboratory sciences. 

We are pleased to share with you HLC’s newest resource for students, Ask the Right Questions: A Student Guide to Higher Education. Our goal is to create a continuously growing resource for students of all ages, providing them the information that, from an accreditation standpoint, we know they need.

Specialized & Professional Accreditations & Approvals

School of Health Sciences

JRCERT (ASR Program)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The Allen College Associate of Science in Radiography Program received an 8-year accreditation award by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

 

NAACLS (MLS Program)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

The Allen College Bachelor of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597


CAAHEP (DMS Program)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

The Bachelor of Health Sciences Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
E-mail: mail@caahep.org

ACOTE (MS in OT Program)

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

The entry-level occupational therapy master's degree program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:

6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.
ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA
Website address: www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). More information about certification is available at www.nbcot.org

In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

CAPTE (DPT Program)

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Allen College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Phone: (703) 706-3245
Email: accreditation@apta.org
Website: http://www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (319) 226-2024 or email eric.arguello@thecommunitybulletinboard.net.

School of Nursing

CCNE (All Nursing Programs)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Allen College baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master's degree in nursing, the post-graduate APRN certificate program, and the doctor of nursing practice degree programs are accredited by the:


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW
Suite 750
Washington DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

IBN (All Nursing Programs)

Iowa Board of Nursing (IBN)

The Allen College baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master's degree in nursing and the doctor of nursing practice degree programs are approved by the:

Iowa Board of Nursing
River Point Business Park
400 SW 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4685
(515) 281-3255

Disclaimer:

Per Texas code 132.001(1)(B), Allen College is not regulated in the state of Texas.