The University is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; 1-800-621-7440).
Both the baccalaureate and graduate programs in the School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Both the baccalaureate and graduate programs in the Graham School of Management are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All programs in the School of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). For state accreditation of programs in education, see the catalog section under the School of Education.
Programs in music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Saint Xavier University is a school approved to train veterans and eligible persons under Title 38, U.S. Code.
The University holds membership in the American Council on Education (ACE), the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE), the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FIICU), the Lilly Fellows Program (LFP) and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and is an Associate Member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
The College of Arts and Sciences holds membership in the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAC).
The Graham School of Management holds membership in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The Continuing and Adult Education holds membership in the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) and the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
The School of Education holds membership in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE).
The School of Nursing holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing (IACN),and the National League for Nursing (NLN).