University Accreditation

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

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