Accreditation & General Information Student Profile The students attending the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs are as diverse as the programs offered. The vast majority of students are working adults who are balancing the demands of career, family, and civic responsibilities. While the gender ratio and age vary within each program, overall, 61 percent of the students are female and 39 percent are male. The median age is 33 years with an age range of 22 to 72 years. There is an ongoing effort to listen to the concerns of students and to attempt to deliver a quality, accessible educational experience that addresses the diverse needs of students. Accreditation Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500 Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411 (312) 263-0456 Registration Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Non-discrimination Policy Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all persons have equal opportunity and access to admission, employment, facilities, and all programs and activities of the university regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university’s nondiscrimination policies: Affirmative Action Officer Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 700 Terrace Heights, #30 Winona, MN 55987 (507) 457-1587 The Affirmative Action Officer may refer discrimination inquiries or complaints to other offices or individuals as appropriate.