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


Kendall College is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The university will host a visit May 1-2, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Kendall College has been accredited by HLC since 1962. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the following address:

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

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by April 1, 2017.

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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