Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
About AccreditationIllinois Institute of Technology, formed by the merger of Armour Institute and Lewis Institute in 1940, first received accreditation in 1941. Its most recent affirmation of accreditation occurred in 2016. In the United States, regional accreditation agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit degree-granting colleges and universities. There are six regions of the U.S. in which regional agencies operate. The regional accreditation agencies have similar standards for accrediting colleges and universities. Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution ranging from its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the U.S. Institutions that the commission accredits are evaluated against the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status. The accreditation process is based on a system of peer review, with approximately 1,300 educators from institutions of higher education serving as peer reviewers.
Specialized AccreditationIn addition to comprehensive, university-wide accreditation, Illinois Tech’s individual academic units and programs may fall under the purview of specialized/program accreditors. Such accreditation includes:
Armour College of Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.Chicago-Kent College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association. College of Architecture National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited programs include the Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture. The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. The College of Computing's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Lewis College of Science and Letters' Clinical Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Lewis College of Science and Letters' Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education are fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs. The College of Computing's Bachelor of Information Technology and Management program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Stuart School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. English Language Services (ELS) is accredited by the .