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Chatfield College to Undergo Re-Accreditation Visit

January 20th, 2011

Chatfield College in St. Martin and Cincinnati, Ohio will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 7-9, 2011 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  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.

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.

For the past two years, Chatfield College has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's requirements and criteria for accreditation.  The evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate.  The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the college.  Following a review process, the Commission itself will take final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to:

                        Public Comment on Chatfield College

                        The Higher Learning Commission

                        30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400

                        Chicago, IL  60602

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Written, signed comments must be received by February 7, 2011.  The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered.  Comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.  Comments will not be treated as confidential. 

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 location 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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