University Level Accreditation
The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
To learn more about the University's accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, contact the University's administrative staff, or the individual schools or departments. You may also contact the Association:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
The University is also accredited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.
Program Level Accreditation
Biochemistry: Accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Students in the program are eligible to take the ASBMB certification exam and upon passing, will earn ASBMB-certified degrees.
Chemistry: Approved for the professional training of chemists by the American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202.872.4600. The online master of science in chemistry is approved by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling: Master of arts is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The graduate program in School Counseling is also accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Education: Preparation of elementary, secondary and special education teachers approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Office of Higher Education. The Initial Teacher Licensure program and the Advanced Teacher Licensure program are also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Marriage and Family Therapy: Master of arts is accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
Nursing: Approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. The baccalaureate and master's programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Nutrition and Dietetics: Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship Program are granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 216 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6695, 312.899.5400. ACEND is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the sole accrediting agency for nutrition and dietetics education.
Pharmacy: Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312.664.3375; fax 312.664.4652, website www.acpe-accredit.org.
Social Work: Baccalaureate program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Master in Social Work program has been approved for candidacy status and is awaiting a final decision on accreditation.
School for Young Children: Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (www.naeyc.org/academy).
Gengras Center: Approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education (www.sde.ct.gov).
The University's audited financial statement is available by request in Pope Pius XII Library.