University Level Accreditation
The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), 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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) 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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) 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.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
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.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
The baccalaureate Biochemistry program is approved by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302
Rockville, MD 20852-3110
The baccalaureate Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society for the professional training of chemists.
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street
NW Washington, DC 20036, USA
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND SCHOOL COUNSELING
The Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling are 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.
Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary and special education teachers are 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
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at University of Saint Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
The Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship Program are granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as the sole accrediting agency for nutrition and dietetics education.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 312.899.5400 or 800.877.1600 ext. 5400
The University of Saint Joseph Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
190 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Saint Joseph Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by the University of Saint Joseph.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from enrollment of the first class.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia, 30097
The baccalaureate Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The Masters in Social Work program (MSW) was granted Full Initial Accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the October, 2016 meeting of the Commission on Accreditation. The initial accreditation period retroactively covers the MSW program’s Candidacy stage beginning in 2014 and is in effect until October, 2020.
SCHOOL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
The School for Young Children at the University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
GENGRAS CENTER SCHOOL
The Gengras Center School at the University of Saint Joseph is approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.