The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are externally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The self-study process and presentation of evidence to an accreditation agency is a way of demonstrating to an external audience that we are self-critical, that we can identify our strengths and weaknesses and respond to evidence with continuous improvement in mind. This accountability is important for the broad community that supports and depends on our educational mission, including current and prospective students, employers who may hire those students, graduates and benefactors, as well as the networks of civic and social support that our students inevitably become a part of.
This web page includes links to the Higher Learning Commission, particularly the criteria with which they evaluate institutions. You can also find helpful how-to information for the accreditation process, scholarship related to accreditation and access to our 2008 HLC Accreditation Self-Study.