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
In 2012, Saint Mary’s University transitioned into year 6 of the 10 year process of the new Open Pathway model for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the university’s regional accreditor. In 2013, the university officially began its work to seek reaccreditation and has developed a website for the following purposes: to educate the university community about the new Criteria for Accreditation and the Open Pathway model of HLC; to communicate its efforts and engage the university community in the process over the next four years as it seeks reaccreditation; and to provide workspace for its reaccreditation leadership and committees contributing to the evaluation process. This process will culminate in submission of an Assurance Filing to HLC in 2016 and a visit by a review team sometime during the 2016-17 academic year.
The program that the agency accredits is listed in parentheses following the accrediting agency.
Business majors at Saint Mary’s University combine course work in the theory and practice of business with studies in the liberal arts. The study of business when coupled with liberal arts, provides students with a broad educational foundation from which to enter a rapidly-changing business environment. Saint Mary’s University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE); (11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215. Telephone 913-631-3009; www.iacbe.org). The degree programs accredited by the IACBE are the B.A. degree with majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management.
Report of Student Learning & Achievement (required by IACBE - PDF)