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The Accreditation Process

Fontbonne University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission* of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an organization that accredits over 1000 institutions of higher learning in 19 states. An institutional accrediting body evaluates an entire organization and accredits it as a whole. It assesses formal educational activities and also evaluates governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student personnel services, resources, student academic achievement, organizational effectiveness, and relationship with outside constituencies.

Accreditation is a voluntary process that has two fundamental purposes: quality assurance and institutional and program improvement. Fontbonne University participates in this process to ensure that its programs fulfill its mission: to educate students to think critically, to act ethically and to assume responsibility as citizens and leaders.

For our most recent accreditation, a team of over 80 faculty and staff members from Fontbonne assisted in the preparation of the self-study, which addresses how well Fontbonne meets the criteria for accreditation.

A copy of the 2010 Self-Study is available.

View the full list of Fontbonne's academic accreditations.


*The Higher Learning Commission is located at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 1-800-621-7440

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation