Accreditation or Approval  Institutional Memberships  Institutional Review Board  Assessment

Accreditation or Approval

The University receives its regional accreditation from:

     The Higher Learning Commission
     230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
     Chicago, IL 60604

To learn more, contact: Higher Learning Commission

The University receives its certificate of authorization from:

     Ohio Department of Higher Education
     25 South Front Street
     Columbus, OH 43215

To learn more, contact: Ohio Department of Higher Education

Copies of the University’s accreditation and certificate of authorization can be obtained through the Office of the President.

American Bar Association approval
American Chemical Society
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Council on Social Work Education
Ohio Board of Nursing
Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Teacher Education Accreditation Council (CAEP/TEAC)

Institutional Memberships

Adult Higher Education Alliance
American Association for Higher Education
American Association for Paralegal Education
American Association of Colleges and Universities
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American College Personnel Association
American Council on Education
American Institute for Foreign Study
American Sociological Association
Association for Continuing Higher Education
Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
Association for Integrative Studies
Association of Schools for Allied Health Professions
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Cincinnati Paralegal Association
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
College Entrance Examination Board
Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education
Cooperative Education and Internship Association
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Council of Graduate Schools
Council of Independent Colleges
Employers Resource Association
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities
Hamilton County Police Association
Institute of International Education
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
Mathematics Association of America
NAFSA: National Association of International Educators
National Academic Advising Association
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Campus Activities
National Association of Campus Card Users
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of College Auxiliary Service
National Association of Lay Ministers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Career Development Association
National Catholic College Admission Association
National Catholic Educational Association
National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
National League of Nursing
National Orientation Directors Association
Ohio Academic Advising Association
Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling
Ohio Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education
Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Ohio Biological Survey
Ohio Campus Law Enforcement Association
Ohio Campus Compact
Ohio College Association
Ohio Continuing Higher Education Association
Ohio Cooperative Education Association
Ohio Transfer Council
Physician Assistant Educational Association 

Institutional Review Board

Mount St. Joseph University maintains a process for the protection of human subjects involved in research conducted by students, faculty and staff of the University. A copy of this policy is available in the Office of the Provost.


On an annual basis, Mount St. Joseph University assesses the effect of its major academic programs and Core Curriculum on student learning. The results of this assessment are used to maintain and improve the quality of its academic programs.