Lakewood University

Approvals & Recognition




Lakewood University also holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for its degree programs. Click Here To View the Approval

Mailing Address

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215



Lakewood University is approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools for its certificate and diploma programs. Registration # 06-11-1800B. Click Here To View the Approval

Mailing Address

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215 Click here to view the website.

Lakewood University has been approved by Ohio SARA Council to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.


Candidates who complete Lakewood University medical vocational programs are eligible for national certification examinations because they align with NHA standards.  This is due to Lakewood’s rigorous programs. For more information, visit the link below: 


NALA is the nation’s leading professional association for paralegals. As a non-profit organization, NALA provides continuing education and professional development programs for paralegals – from novice to experienced professionals. Lakewood University’s paralegal programs meet the requirements to sit for the national certification examination through NALA.


Lakewood University has been awarded Top 10 Military friendly for 2021-2022.

Lakewood University has earned the distinct Military Friendly® Schools designation from 2010-2022. Members of our top leadership team are military veterans and active-duty members. We were honored as one of the top 20 percent of schools in the country going above and beyond to embrace Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses as students.

Lakewood College BBB Business Review

Lakewood University is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with a BBB Rating of A+.




Approved for veteran’s education benefits

Lakewood University’s programs are approved for veteran’s education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veteran’s education benefits. If you think you may be eligible or would like more information, you can check with your local or regional VA office or call Lakewood University at 800-517-0857, option 1 to speak with a VA Support Specialist.




Approved for military spouse benefits

Lakewood University’s programs are approved for the MyCAA benefits. With MyCAA scholarships, qualified military spouses can receive up to $4,000 for professional career development. And with our online career training and certification programs, you gain the skills you need to successfully launch your career—anywhere you’re stationed. Call Lakewood University at 800-517-0857, option 1 to speak with a Military Spouse Specialist.


The Union Education Trust is where the State of Ohio bargaining unit employees go for education assistance.
Lakewood University provides programs that are 100% covered to help begin your journey shaping your future for tomorrow’s jobs today.

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Lakewood University has earned this great distinction of being one of the top 100 employers. Since 1998, the data scientists behind the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list have selected companies for this honor. Using the rigorous methodology, this organization evaluates employee feedback which is gathered and companies are recognized who have built high-trust, high-performance company cultures.


Lakewood University’s Pharmacy Technician Program is a candidate for ASHP/ACPE accreditation.


Lakewood University is recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Lakewood University provides the national certification test to all first-attempt Pharmacy Technician graduates.









Our students stand out from other graduates thanks to our partnership with Walgreens and CVS/Pharmacy nationwide. At Lakewood University, Pharmacy Technician graduates will have the opportunity to complete a pharmacy technician externship and receive hands-on pharmacy technician training.*


*COVID-19 may affect some areas of the USA