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.


Marian also holds memberships in educational associations through which faculty, staff, and administrators gain valuable insight into emerging research and trends in higher education.  These organizations also provide professional development and student learning opportunities.  The university’s participation in these organizations demonstrates our commitment to our mission, and to our core values of community, learning, and service.

  • 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)
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Inc. (NHPCO)
  • 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)