St. Catherine University is an accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Association is one of six accrediting associations in the United States. Through its Commissions it accredits and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region. All institutions must meet the General Institutional Requirements and Criteria for Accreditation as set forth by the HLC.
Accreditation is the process of peer review to assure the academic and financial integrity of higher education institutions. Colleges and universities are reviewed every 10 years and must submit a comprehensive self-study and host evaluators as part of the process. St. Catherine has been accredited by the HLC since 1916 and was most recently reviewed in 2002-03. The next accreditation review will happen in 2012-13. Read the 2013 Self-Study.
The public is invited to submit comments about the University in preparation for this periodic evaluation by HLC. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.
Please submit your comments regarding the quality of the University or its academic programs to:
Public Comment on St. Catherine University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
You may also submit comments at the Higher Learning Commission website. The HLC’s deadline for comments is January 24, 2013.
HLC accreditation site visit 2013
In preparation for the winter 2013 site visit, St. Catherine University leadership created a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) steering committee in fall of 2010 comprised of faculty, staff and administrators from both campuses to plan for the site visit and create a self-study report in advance of it.
Read more about their work.