The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the Malone University’s status as an accredited institution of higher education.

This 10-year accreditation stands until the next reaffirmation appointment in 2022-2023.

“While we anticipated this outcome, it reaffirms and publically validates Malone’s commitment to providing a transformational educational experience for our students,” said David King, president of Malone University. “We are grateful for the expertise of our body of peers at the Higher Learning Commission and thank our reviewers for their evaluation of Malone’s operations because their insight makes us a stronger institution as we move into the Malone of the Future.”

The HLC is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities located in a 19-state region of the United States. Regional accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for evaluating the quality of an institution holistically, including academic programming, governance, and financial feasibility. Their institutional accreditation considers onsite and online offerings at all degree levels.  

Malone University has been accredited by HLC since 1964.

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago IL 60604


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Malone University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Baccalaureate level

1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria VA 22314


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


1140 19th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036


Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling


1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314


National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Bachelor of Arts (Music); Bachelor of Science in Education (Music Education)

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston VA 20190



The Ohio Department of Higher Education (for granting degrees, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing)


  • State of Ohio Board of Nursing
    (for BSN pre-licensure program)
  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education
    (for teacher education programs)
  • U.S. Government for the education of international students

Carnegie Classifications

Master's M: Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)