Accreditations and Approvals

Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

The Health Information Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree program at the Bridgeview Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 233-1100.

The Radiologic Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, [email protected] and

Northwestern College is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, (217) 782-2551,  Complaints can be filed at

The Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Nursing is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation, Illinois State Board of Nursing

Northwestern College is approved by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service as an institution of higher education for training international students.

Northwestern College is approved for veterans training under the GI Bill® for Veterans Educational Assistance. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at