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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.


Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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


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 admissions, 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, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university's nondiscrimination policies:

Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #38
Winona, MN  55987

The Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator may refer discrimination inquiries or complaints to other offices or individuals as appropriate.