The University of Rio Grande is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604. Phone: 800-621-7440. Since 1916, the University has been authorized by the Department of Education, State of Ohio, to prepare students for teacher certification. The teacher education program is approved by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, and it is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing has approval status from the Ohio Board of Nursing and the University of Rio Grande Holzer School of Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The Radiologic Technology Program has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org The Diagnostic Medical Sonography General Concentration and the Cardiovascular Concentration Programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL, 33756. Phone: 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX, 76021, Phone: 817-283-2835, www.coarc.com/. The baccalaureate degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 1134 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, telephone: 913-631-3009, www.iacbe.org.
The University of Rio Grande is a member of the following organizations: American Association of Colleges; Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education; Council on Social Work Education; International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO); American College Health Association; Association of Performing Arts Presenters; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography; National Association for Industrial Technology; National Association of College and University Business Officers; National Association for Campus Activities; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; National Collegiate Honors Council; Mid-East Honors Association; Ohio College Association; National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing; National League of Nursing Councils of Associate Degree Programs and Baccalaureate Degree Programs; Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO); Ohio Association of Community Colleges ; and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.