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Accreditation and Memberships


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).

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

The baccalaureate programs in the Graham School of Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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.

Saint Xavier University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The master's (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 (ASHA), 220 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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


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 College of Nursing, Health Sciences and Business 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), the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), Beta Gamma Sigma and accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).