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Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,, 312.263.0456


For more information on Kendall’s accreditation contact:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Kendall College is authorized to operate and offer degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 East Adams, Second Floor, Springfield, IL 62701; 217-782-2551.

The A.A.S. in Culinary Arts and the A.A.S. in Baking & Pastry in the School of Culinary Arts are accredited programs, American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.

Other Approvals:

The Early Childhood Education program in the School of Education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for Illinois Teacher Licensure (birth through Grade 2).

Kendall College is a Gateways to Opportunity Entitled Institution. An entitled institution has aligned their coursework with specific credential benchmarks (based on state and national standards) and meets additional credential requirements through coursework. Students from entitled institutions completing aligned coursework are eligible for two years to apply for credentials that are recognized by the state of Illinois.

Approved to train Veterans and Eligible Persons Under Title 38, United States Code.

Walden University, in collaboration with Kendall College, has become an approved sub-contractor for providing professional development courses which meet the professional development requirements for Illinois licensure. Beginning July, 2015 Illinois teachers can apply Walden University coursework and credits for programs or courses as it relates to their individualized professional development plan. An official Walden transcript meets the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirement for documentation of ISBE professional development clock hours. Learn more about our program here.

Contact the Provost to review copies of Kendall College accreditation or approvals.

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