Accreditation & Accountability

Access St. Catherine University's academic and degree program accreditation and accountability policies and practices.

  • accreditation

    St. Catherine University is regionally accredited.

    St. Catherine University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This is a good thing for students. Attending a regionally accredited institution is important if you may want to transfer credits to another institution or if you want to attend a post-graduate program.

  • State Approval

    St. Catherine University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to section 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

  • Degree Accreditation

    Access to all St. Catherine University degree program's accreditation statements.

  • accountability

    Privacy Policy

    St. Catherine University safeguards the privacy of all visitors to this website and related forms and applications. This notice describes our privacy policy as it relates to the collection, protection, and disclosure of information resulting from the use of the university public website.

  • ​Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is released every year on October 1 in compliance with state and federal campus security regulations.

    These reports are in compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

    The report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by St. Catherine University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security. Those policies include alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, hate crime reporting, emergency response and evacuation procedures, missing student notification and fire safety.

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    St. Catherine University admits students regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in state or local commission, and sex1 to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in state or local commission, and sex1 in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities.

    The Director of Human Resources is responsible for coordinating the University's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other applicable laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in programs for students. The interim director of Human Resources is Sarah Schnell.

    Persons with concerns, questions or complaints in regard to any of these policies may contact Sarah Schnell in Derham Hall #8, or, or 651.690.6565.

    1 The University does not admit men into its baccalaureate programs in the College for Women.

  • Title IX

    St. Catherine University seeks to foster and maintain a community of mutual respect and concern for all of its members.

  • State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

    We are required to comply with any state regulations before educational activity can take place within that state. St. Kate’s participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Minnesota became a SARA state in January 2015, and St. Catherine University became a SARA Institution in March 2015.

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    No one may release student record information to a third party, including parents, without written permission from you, the student. St. Catherine University follows a federal law called The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    • Protect the privacy of education records
    • Establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records
    • Provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings

  • Student Policies

    View all policies previously listed in LeGuide, as well as additional University-wide student academic and non-academic policies.

  • Student Right-to-Know

    In accordance with Department of Education regulations, all colleges and universities are required to provide to prospective students, current students, and the public information about their graduation and transfer-out rates.

  • Institutional Research, Planning & Accreditation

  • Research & Sponsored Programs