Case Western Reserve University is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, many of Case Western Reserve's individual programs are accredited by nationally recognized professional associations, including:

  • Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (Genetic Counseling)

  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (Nurse Midwifery)

  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (physician assistant)

  • American Bar Association (Law)

  • American Chemical Society (Chemistry (BS, BA+))

  • American Dental Association (Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Clinical Fellowship in Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics, Dental Medicine (DMD), Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontics)

  • American Medical Association and Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (Medicine (MD))

  • American Psychological Association (Clinical Psychology, Psychology (Doctoral Internships in Training in Health Service Psychology))

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Speech Language Pathology (MA))

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (Accounting, Business)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association (Dietetics (Didactic), Dietetics (Internships))

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Anesthesiologist Assistant)

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Nursing (Post-Graduate APRN Certificate), Nursing (BSN), Nursing (MN), Nursing (MSN), Nursing (DNP))

  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Computer Science (BS))

  • Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (Teaching Licensure)

  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (Nurse Anesthesia)

  • Council on Education for Public Health (Public Health)

  • Council on Social Work Education (Applied Social Sciences (MSSA))

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Engineering (BSE)- not including the General Engineering major)

  • National Association of Schools of Music (Music (all programs))

Chartered as an educational institution under the laws of the State of Ohio, Case Western Reserve University also holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The Ohio Department of Education also authorizes the University's teacher preparation and licensure programs.

For more information on the university’s various accreditations and a full list of Accredited Programs, contact the Office of Institutional Research.

Philosophy Statement on Educational Outcome Assessment

Case Western Reserve University is committed to maintaining a comprehensive educational outcome assessment program. This program measures how our students have changed, what knowledge they have gained, and what competencies they have developed. Using these measures, we not only assess how well we are achieving our objectives, but also identify what types of programs and experiences have the most powerful impacts. Our ultimate goal is to incorporate ongoing evaluations into our educational culture to ensure we continually improve our programs and enhance the distinctiveness of our university.

Education outcome assessments are based on the core vision and mission of each school and the university as a whole. The faculty, empowered by adequate resources and support to carry out assessment activities, accepts that educational outcome assessments are a part of their academic duties. These assessments serve as a means by which faculty can improve teaching and learning, and also provide evidence of teaching effectiveness for institutional purposes.