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Saint Xavier University’s accreditation from Higher Learning Commission continues

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association

Chicago (May 15, 2008)—Saint Xavier University has received formal notification from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools that its continued accreditation was approved. 

During Nov. 5 to 7, 2007, an HLC eight-member team visited with SXU trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni at both the Chicago and Orland Park campuses. The site visit was the culmination of two years of self-evaluation undertaken by the University for the purpose of seeking reaccreditation and continuous quality improvement.

“I wish to congratulate and thank everyone who assisted with the self study process, the report and the site visit of the HLC Team,” said SXU President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. 

At its meeting on April 28, 2008, the HLC’s Institutional Actions Council (ICA) voted to continue the accreditation of Saint Xavier University. The Commission Board of Trustees validated the IAC action through its validation process that concluded on May 8, 2008. 

“I commend President Dwyer for leading such a thorough process of self-study,” said SXU Board of Trustees Chair Thomas Chomicz.

Contact: Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.