Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Accreditation and State Authorization


Sinclair is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, (800) 621-7440, (312) 263-0456, FAX (312) 263-7462, email: info@hlcommission.org. Sinclair is also a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Programs of study are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Sinclair is authorized to grant associate degrees in arts, sciences, applied science, individualized and technical study as well as specific bachelor’s degrees.

To review a list of the associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the college’s programs, check www.sinclair.edu/accrediting-agencies

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, Building 7, Room 7330. In order to receive a copy for review, go to this office. For additional and specific details regarding program accreditations, approvals or licensures, see the individual program descriptions in this catalog. Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460.

State Authorization

State Authorization regulations determined by the Department of Education dictate the educational activities Sinclair Community College is permitted to offer outside of Ohio. Sinclair must comply with each state’s requirements regarding legal authorization for participation in internships, clinical placements, or co-ops and the delivery of online degrees, programs, and courses.

Students impacted include:

  • Students located outside of Ohio and are interested in taking online courses at Sinclair
  • Students who plan to participate in a Sinclair approved field placement outside of Ohio
  • Students who physically relocate to any other state or territory during their enrollment at Sinclair

Sinclair Community College is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which provides authorization to offer certain activities in other SARA member states.

More information about SARA authorized states and out of state grievance procedures is available to students and can be found at Sinclair’s State Authorization page.