The University of Saint Francis has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1957 for undergraduate programs and since 1961 for graduate programs and has been continuously renewed to the present time. HLC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as one of six regional associations that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.
CHEA defines "accreditation" as the review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the U.S., accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution or program provides a quality education.
University profile and status with accreditor:
Original date of accreditation: April 5, 1957
Date of most recent accreditation review: April 18, 2011
Results of most recent accreditation review:
The university's most recent comprehensive review occurred through the AQIP Quality Check-up site visit in January 2011. We received final notice of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in April 2011.
USF Institutional Goals
Date of next accreditation review: 2017-2018