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Chatfield College Receives Ten Year Accreditation from Higher Learning Commission

August 12th, 2011

Chatfield College in St. Martin and Cincinnati, Ohio has received reaccreditation for a period of ten years by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  This is the maximum possible time frame that accreditation can be extended.

In March, Chatfield hosted a team of Higher Learning Commission evaluators from colleges across the country for a comprehensive evaluation.  The team visit was the culmination of a rigorous self-study process lasting more than 2 years, during which Chatfield College addressed the Commission's requirements and criteria for accreditation. At the conclusion of the March visit, the team recommended Chatfield's reaccreditation.  The Higher Learning Commission gave formal notification for the 10-year reaccreditation in late July.

Chatfield College has been accredited by the Commission since 1972.  Its accreditation is for the Associate degree, and includes a third year of study towards the Bachelor's degree.

“We are thrilled with the Higher Learning Commission's decision to reaccredit Chatfield for the maximum time frame possible for a college,” said Roger Courts, Ed.D, Associate Dean of Institutional Research and Assessment.    “This decision confirms and validates what we discovered during the self-study process:  Chatfield is true to its mission of empowering students who might best succeed within our supportive, small college experience.”

The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis.  Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole.  Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs.  Accreditation is voluntary.  The Commission accredits approximately 1100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state region.  The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Chatfield's formal accreditation report from the Higher Learning Commission can be foundhere.  To veiw the formal reaccreditation letter from the Higher Learning Commission, clickhere.

Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati.  Chatfield is an open enrollment college and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Prospective students need only to have a High School Diploma or GED to attend and will be guided individually through the enrollment and Financial Aid application process.  The St. Martin campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH  45118. The Cincinnati campus is at 1800 Logan Street; Cincinnati, OH  45202.  For more information, visit the website at www.chatfield.edu, call 513-875-3344, 513-921-9856, or emailadmissions@chatfield.edu.

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