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.


  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin State Board of Nursing
  • State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board has approved Marian University for the education of veterans.


  • Adult Higher Education Alliance
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
  • Consortium for Student Retention Data (CSRDE)
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR)
  • The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Wisconsin Association of College for Teacher Education (WACTE)
  • Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)
  • Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA)
  • Wisconsin Independent College of Teacher Education (WICTE)
  • Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL)