Accreditation and Memberships


Accrediting Agency

Contact Information

College of Saint Mary

Higher Learning Commission

230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413 800-621-7440

Education Program

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)

301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-2295

Occupational Therapy Program

Accreditation Council
for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852- 4929 800-729-2682

Nursing Programs (BSN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)*

Nebraska Board of Nursing

3390 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000

301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-3121

Nursing Program (PN)

Nebraska Board of Nursing

301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-3121

Legal Studies Program

American Bar Association

Standing Committee on Paralegals
321 N. Clark Street, 19th Floor Chicago, IL 60654-7598 312-988-5618

Physician Assistant Studies Program

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)

12000 Findley Road, Suite 275 Johns Creek, GA 30097 770-476-1224

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305- 3085: 703-706-3245

email: [email protected].

On-line Courses
Out-of-state clinical placements

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

3005 Center Green Dr, Suite 130 Boulder, CO 80301 303.848.3275
[email protected]

* The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at College of Saint Mary located in Omaha, NE is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for education in Nursing (ACEN). The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the BSN program is Continuing Accreditation.

The University holds memberships in the National Coalition of Women's Colleges, Mercy Conference for Higher Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Council for Independent Colleges, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Nebraska, Nebraska Independent College Foundation, and the National Catholic Education Association.