Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act was designed to help students and parents make better-informed decisions about higher education. This web site provides the University community with this valuable information. For more information about the Higher Education Opportunity Act, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education website.

See also Case Western Reserve University’s profile on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website.

Case Western Reserve University has been accredited since 1913 by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. In 2015 CWRU was reaccredited by the Commission for ten years, the maximum period possible. The university's next site visit by a Commission team will be in 2025.

The university is chartered as an educational institution under the laws of the State of Ohio and holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Case Western Reserve University is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411; 312-263-0456; 800-621-7440; FAX: 312-263-7462. In addition, many of Case Western Reserve's individual programs are accredited by nationally recognized professional associations.

View the full list of accredited programs.

The cohort default rate data are based on students enrolled prior to the cohort year (e.g., FY 2017 is based on 2015-2016 enrollment).

FY 2017 - 1.4

FY 2016 - 1.5

FY 2015 - 1.2