Earlham has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1915. In 2014, Earlham received a full 10-year renewal of its accreditation.

The HLC is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2024, Earlham is scheduled for a HLC re-accreditation visit. Please consult the FAQs page linked below for information about what to expect leading up to this visit.

Other accreditations

Earlham School of Religion is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

The Graduate Programs in Education is currently seeking accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The College is anticipating a site visit from AAQEP in Fall 2024. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program is fully accredited by the State of Indiana.

The Biochemistry major is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology through October 14, 2025.

The Chemistry major is approved and certified by the American Chemical Society. The next review is due June 30, 2028.

As a new program, the Engineering major is not yet accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), but we are following the necessary path to accreditation after our first cohort graduates and will submit our request for review in fall 2026.



Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions