Mission & History

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History of Hondros College of Business

Hondros College of Business was established on November 25, 2009in Westerville, Ohio, by founders, John, and Linda Hondros. The College received its initial Certificate of Registration from the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools in May 2010 and opened its doors with 2 students in January 2011. HCB offers an online Associate Degree of Applied Business in Business and Management program.

HCBwas granted institutional accreditation from ACICS in August 2014. In May 2019, the College was approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information about NC-SARA please visit: SARA

In December 2019, McKissock Investment Holdings LLC acquired Hondros College of Business, and received its new Certificate of Registration from the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools in January 2020.

On February 28, 2022, Hondros College of Business was granted a three-year grant of accreditation with the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), expiring January 2025. Today under the direction of Tina Lapp, President, Hondros College of Business continues to offer an online Associate Degree of Applied Business in Business Management program.



Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (OSBCCS)

Hondros College of Business is in Columbus, Ohio and approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools – Registration #1926. The OSBCCS monitors and regulates Ohio’s private post-secondary career colleges and schools to ensure compliance with minimum standards as established by Ohio law. For more information, visit OSBCCS

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Hondros College of Business is approved by the Ohio Department of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

As a member of NC-SARA, HCB only needs home state authorization to offer distance education to students residing in any other SARA member state. A list of NC-SARA states and institutions can be viewed in the NC-SARA Institution Directory.

State Licensing Disclosure information can be found here.

For specific information regarding state authorization contact:
Matt Exline, Director-Program Approval Operations
Email: mexline@regents.state.oh.us
614-728-3095

Hondros College of Business is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation(CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-234-5100
Fax: 202-332-1386
Email: info@deac.org

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

Registering a Complaint with an External Agency

Students with a concern or issue should first attempt to resolve it with the College, per the procedures published in the Student Catalog or here.

External Agency

Online Complaint

By Mail

DEAC

Online Complaint Form

Executive Director
1101 17th Street, N.W. Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
ATTN: COMPLAINTS

OSBCCS

Online Complaint Form

Executive Director
30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215
ATTN: COMPLAINTS

NC-SARA

Complaint website

N/A

VA

VA GI Bill® Feedback System

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