Sinclair is accredited by:

The Higher Education Learning Commission of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800-621-7440 / 312-263-0456 | Fax: 312-263-7462 |

Sinclair is also a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Programs of study are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. Sinclair is authorized to grant associate degrees in arts, sciences, applied science, and individualized and technical study.

View a list of the associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the college’s programs.

The official documents for the associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs are housed in the Office of the Provost, Room 7330. In order to receive a copy for review, please come to the Office of the Provost. For additional and specific details regarding program accreditations, approvals or licensures, see the individual program descriptions.

HLC Third Party Comments Request

Sinclair College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, its regional accrediting agency, since 1970. Sinclair will host a visit in February 2018, during which a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission, will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. As part of the accreditation process, the College is seeking comments from the public about Sinclair. All comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. 

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College by mail to the following address:

Public Comment on Sinclair College 
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Or electronically on HLC's website at

All comments must be received by the HLC by January 12, 2018.