Accreditation is a process used in higher education to evaluate colleges, universities, and educational programs for quality and to assess an institution's efforts toward continuous quality improvement. Accreditation is conducted by private, not-for-profit organizations designed specifically to conduct independent external quality reviews.

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences has the following approvals and accreditations.

Regional Accreditation and Approval

Regional accreditation ensures an institution of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Institutions must be accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency to qualify for participation in federal financial aid programs that provide grants and low-cost loans to students.

Attending a regionally accredited institution is an important consideration if you think you may want to transfer credits to another institution or anticipate future admission to a graduate program. Regionally accredited colleges and universities typically accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions.


The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
(312) 263-0456 or (800) 621-7440


Approval to operate as a private, not-for-profit college and to offer specific degree-granting programs is awarded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza Ste 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
(217) 782-2551


Specialized and Professional Accreditation

Specialized or programmatic accreditation applies to programs, departments, or schools that are part of an institution. Each department or program at Trinity College holds specialized accreditation specific to the professional discipline. Specialized/Professional accreditation is voluntary and indicates high-quality educational offerings.



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences is accredited by the

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791


Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Nursing Programs

320 West Washington Street, Third Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62786
(217) 524-6735


Radiography Program

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300