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Accreditation and Rankings

HLC Accreditation 

TrineOnline is Trine University’s online degree program, which means as an online student, you receive all the benefits of the main campus. That includes the accreditation of your degree-granting institution.

Trine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

By Indiana law, Trine is an "approved postsecondary educational institution" under Indiana code 1C 21-7-13-6. (Indiana Commission for Higher Education, www.che.in.gov).

ACBSP Accreditation

The Ketner School of Business and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Accredited programs are the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs, Associate in Accounting and Associate in Business Administration.

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Assessment Data for ACBSP for standards 3, 4 and 6.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) program data as required by ACBSP.


TrineOnline Rankings

Overall Online Program

Recognized in the U.S. News and World Report 2020 rankings in three categories:

  1. Graduate engineering degrees
  2. Graduate business degrees, non-MBA
  3. Bachelor’s degrees 

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Ranked #4 for Best Online Colleges and Top Universities of 2020 by BestColleges.com. 


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Ranked #8 for Best Online Colleges and Universities 2020 by College Total.


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#11 for Best Online Colleges in Indiana with College Choice.


Online Masters Colleges One Year Masters Programs Online
#24 in national rankings for Best Schools that offer a one-year master's programs online by One Year Masters Programs Online.


Degree Rankings


 2020 Most Affordable Colleges Badge
Ranked #11 for for the most affordable online master's in engineering management programs in the United States by Optimal Group. It was ranked the highest of any college or university in Indiana.


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 #20 in national rankings for Best Online Accounting Degree Programs with study.com 2019. 

#28 in national rankings for Best Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs with study.com 2019.


Top 25 Best Online Accounting Bachelor’s for 2021
#21 in the Top 25 Best Online Accounting Bachelor’s for 2021 with Value College. 


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#28 in Learn.org's Best Bachelor's in Business Management Degree Online.