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Accreditation

Saint Xavier University offers undergraduate programs in 43 major fields and nearly 30 master degree options through the College of Liberal Arts and Education, the Graham School of Management, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The University is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411; 1-800-621-7440 or 1-312-263-0456).

Saint Xavier University is a school approved to train veterans and eligible persons under Title 38, U.S. Code.

The following is a list of programs that receive specialized accreditation through more distinct national professional associations.

College of Liberal Arts and Education

Department/Program Accreditation

Music Department

Programs in music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
(2015-2023)
 
Professional Education Programs

All programs in the Education Division are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). For state accreditation of programs in education, see the catalog section under the Education Division.

 

Graham School of Management

Department/Program Accreditation
Business Programs Both the baccalaureate and graduate programs in the Graham School of Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB Logo

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department/Program Accreditation
Nursing Programs

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Saint Xavier University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (residential) at Saint Xavier University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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Memberships

The University holds membership in the American Council on Education (ACE), the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE), the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FICU), the Lilly Fellows Program (LFP), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) and The Council of Graduate Schools. Saint Xavier University is also recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The College of Liberal Arts and Education holds membership in the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). The Education Division holds membership in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE).

The Graham School of Management holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN), the National League for Nursing (NLN), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD).

 

 

State Authorization

Saint Xavier University has been approved by Illinois to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

 

NC-SARA Approved Institution