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Accreditation and Registration

Institutional Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission

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


Institutional Reaccreditation 2013-2017

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.

Specialty Accreditation

The program that the agency accredits is listed in parentheses following the accrediting agency.

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
(Marriage and Family Therapy)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(B.S. in Nursing)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
(Nurse Anesthesia)
Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management Institute
(Project Management)
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

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;  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.

Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form 2014-2015 (PDF)

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
(Nuclear Medicine Technology)
National Association of Schools of Music

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.