Lakewood University


When choosing a college, accreditation is important because:

The accreditation status of a college, university or vocational institution gives you an indication of its quality. Lakewood University is accredited by the DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission) and we are approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Lakewood University also holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

This means that our educational programs are regularly examined by third-party accrediting organizations to ascertain the quality of our curricula, instructional methodology, faculty and administrative policies. We have consistently met – and often exceeded – the standards set by these organizations.

  •  Accreditation determines that an educational program is engaged in continuous review of its quality, goals and objectives.
  •  Accreditation assures that the college is held accountable for meeting standards of compliance recognized by employers and professional associations.
  •  Accreditation represents the overall quality of a college’s educational programs.
  •  Credits that you earn are more likely to be transferable to other accredited institutions, although each institution makes its own decisions on transfer credits on a case-by-case basis.
  •  Our accreditation means you’ll get a high-quality education and a learning experience that’s comparable (or even better) to what you’d receive in a traditional college or university.
How do I know that Lakewood University’s accreditation is legitimate?

When you’re putting your hard work and money into your education, we understand that you want to be certain that our accreditation is genuine. That’s why we encourage you to take a look at the credentials of our accrediting agencies below.







Lakewood University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC regularly reviews our curriculum, administrative policies, faculty, and instructional services to ensure that we meet their exacting standards of quality. The address for DEAC is 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036 and can be reached at (202) 234-5100. Visit their website at

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The DEAC is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Lakewood University’s Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited for ASHP/ACPE.

Lakewood University BBB Business Review




Lakewood University has been an accredited member of the Better Busines Burau since 2008 and holds an A+ rating. BBB Accreditation signifies that any business that meets the standards is “committed to making a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.”