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Accreditation & Affiliations

Zane State College, established in 1969, values people through our commitment to quality, equity, and stewardship. Zane State College has campuses in Zanesville and Cambridge, Ohio, and offers eight less than one year certificates, five one year certificates, 29 programs that lead to an associate degree, and one baccalaureate program focused on regional workforce needs.

As a comprehensive community college, students can reduce their bachelor’s degree costs through 2+2 and 3 +1 transfer options to a wide selection of public and private universities.

Zane State College is a public college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,

Zane State College is a Accredited by

Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(800) 621-7440

Zane State College is a Member of

American Association of Community Colleges
Council of North Central Community Junior Colleges
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
Ohio Association of Community Colleges

League for Innovation in the Community College (League), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement: https://www.league.org/

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National Association for Developmental Education
P.O. Box 963, Northport, AL 35476
(205) 331.5997
email: office@thenade.org
web: https://thenade.org

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Specialized Accreditation

Culinary Arts is accredited by:
American Culinary Federation, Inc. Accrediting Commission
10 San Bartola Drive St.
Augustine, FL 32086
(800) 624-9458

American Culinary Federation, Inc.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

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Health Information Management is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave. 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800 (312) 233-1100

Medical Assisting is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

Medical Laboratory Technology is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880

Occupational Therapy Assistant is accredited by:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929

telephone: 301-652-6611
website: www.acoteonline.org

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

(703) 706-3245

Radiologic Technology is accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

Wildlife Conservation is accredited by:
North American Wildlife Technology Association Jim Westerhold, Executive Director Horry
Georgetown Technical College
4003 South Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440


Zane State College is a member of Achieving the Dream (ATD).  Made up of 300+ colleges committed to advancing equity and supporting student success at their institutions and throughout their communities, Zane State College has been a member of the ATD Network since 2005 and has held Leader College status since 2009 and Leader College of Distinction since 2024.

ATD College of Distinction

Zane State College is one of 35 colleges and universities that is participating in Foundations of Excellence® in the First College Year.

Zane State College proudly partnered with the United Way of Muskingum, Perry, & Morgan Counties to help make a difference in the lives of our students… for those times when it matters most. Funding is available for utilities, housing/rent, food/meals, medical/dental expenses, personal auto expense, personal transportation/bus pass, child care, gas, and other qualifying needs.

State Authorization – Outside of Ohio

States require educational institutions to obtain approval for regulated activities that occur in their state. Examples of such activities may include online learning, clinical/field experience/internship, marketing, advertising, faculty teaching from another state, and more.

As a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which regulates interstate online education, Zane State College is permitted to offer educational activities outside the state of Ohio in other SARA member states.

Regulations vary by state, from having no regulation to having very strict requirements. The services Zane State College is permitted to offer students located in another state may vary based upon location.

If you are located outside the state of Ohio, or plan to participate in any educational activity outside of Ohio, please contact bmiller@zanestate.edu to confirm whether Zane State College may offer the activity in your state.

Examples of activities:

  • You are located outside the state of Ohio and wish to take online courses
  • You may participate in a clinical/field experience/internship outside the state of Ohio
  • You relocate out of state in the middle of a semester or program

Professional Licensure

Out-of-state students who are seeking a professional license program through online courses at Zane State College should first contact their home state licensing agency. Ohio license requirements may not apply in those states.  NC-SARA, which regulates interstate online education, does not cover license programs.