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 Commission for Midwifery Education (nurse midwifery)

  • Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education (cooperative education programs)

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

  • American Bar Association (law)

  • American Board of Genetic Counseling (genetic counseling)

  • American Chemical Society (chemistry)

  • American Dental Association (dentistry)

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

  • American Psychological Association (clinical psychology)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (speech pathology)

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (accountancy and business)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association (didactic program in dietetics, dietetic internship)

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (anesthesiologist assistant)

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master in Nursing, Master in Science of Nursing, Post Graduate APRN Certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs)

  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, (BS degree program in computer science)

  • 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 (social work)

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, (all BS degree programs in engineering, not including the general engineering degree program and the data science & analytics program)

  • National Association of Schools of Music (music)

  • Ohio Department of Education, Division of Teacher Education and Licensure (art education and music education)

  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (art education and music education)

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.

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.