Fontbonne University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an organization that accredits over 1,000 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.
Higher Learning Commission
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Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (acbsp.org)
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (eatrightpro.org)
The Council on Social Work Education | CSWE
University Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
(Students seeking Missouri teaching licensure/certification while completing their degree will need to meet the requirements detailed in the links below.)
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)(asha.org)
Council on Education of the Deaf (CED)(councilondeafed.org)
Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
Fontbonne has been named as a top regional university in the Midwest, as well as one of the best value schools in the Midwest, by U.S. News and World Report for 2023.