University Accreditation

St. Catherine University is an accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


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    St. Catherine University Is Regionally Accredited

    Statement of Accreditation Status, as of December 3, 2015

    St. Catherine University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), also known as regional accreditation, provides assurance to current and prospective students and other stakeholders that credits and degrees earned from St. Catherine University meet quality standards of higher education. Accreditation is a requirement for federal financial aid and may be a requirement for some employment opportunities, professional licensure, and graduate education.

    To ensure continued commitment to educational quality, accreditation requires periodic institutional and program reviews. The accreditation process provides an opportunity for St. Catherine University to assess our own successes and challenges over time and make planning decisions for the future.


    Higher Learning Commission
    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, IL 60604
    800.621.7440


    Accreditation Information

    Current status: Accredited

    Accreditation granted: 01/01/1916

    Most Recent History with the Commission: 07/02/2013: Reaffirmation of Accreditation
    Most recent reaffirmation of accreditation: 2012 - 2013
    Next reaffirmation of accreditation: 2022 - 2023

    Upcoming or In-Progress Reviews

    • Assurance Review: 04/24/2017
    • Comprehensive Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

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