Accreditation and Affiliations

Harrington College of Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (230 South LaSalle St., Ste. 7-500, Chicago IL 60604-1411).



The Higher Learning Commission,, is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Harrington College of Design is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education,

The College has two undergraduate programs that were accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design was accredited from 8/94 to 12/16 and the Associate of Technology in Interior Design was accredited from 8/76 to 8/95 at the Pre-Professional level.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the School’s grievance procedure which can be found in the Catalog. The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state contact information, please click here.