Higher Learning Commission

Marian is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the north central region of the United States. Marian was first accredited in 1960 and was reaccredited in 2016. Marian’s reaccreditation validates and evaluates our academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

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Program Level Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation, Marian University programs are accredited by professional organizations in their respective disciplines. Marian University programs that have specialty accreditation meet the standards of the field or profession.

Marian is also a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and is authorized through this organization to offer its online programs in states outside of Wisconsin.

Marian has several state level approvals to demonstrate that students receive a quality education. These approvals demonstrate that the institution is held to programmatic and operational standards.

Authorizations of licensures and certification in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing include the following states: Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Louisiana; Maine; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Rhode Island; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming.

Authorizations of licensures and certification in the Bachelor of Social Work include the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

The Association of Social Work Board maintains information about social work regulations and licensure requirements as a service to ASWB members and the public. Reports provide basic information about social work licensing in U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions and can be found on the ASWB website www.aswb.org.

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Education programs provide graduates the authorizations of licensures and certification in Wisconsin.

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology program provides graduates the authorizations of licensures and certification in all 50 states within the U.S.

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program provides graduates the authorizations of licensures and certification in all 50 states within the U.S.

Marian University’s baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Social Work Program is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Approvals

Marian has several approvals to demonstrate that students receive a quality education. These approvals demonstrate that we are held to programmatic and operational standards. Marian also holds memberships in several educational associations to ensure students a quality educational experience.

Authorization for Online Education

Marian offers several online programs designed with the nontraditional student in mind. Whether you take all online courses or mix online and face-to-face formats, you receive the same Marian University experience.

Marian is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). SARA is an agreement “among member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state” (NC-SARA).

Authorizations of licensures and certification in the Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner 34 include the following states: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming.

The Marian University Master of Arts in Education programs provide graduates the authorizations of licensures and certification in Wisconsin.

States not currently participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement include California, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico. Click on their links to determine their current authorization status.

Contact us regarding our authorization status in your particular state.