Recognition of the College


The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Specific programs of the College are accredited by:

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Accreditation
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Exercise Physiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
  • The College of St. Scholastica professional-level Master’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on probation as of May 11, 2023, by the CAATE, 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North, Washington, DC 20006.


  • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board


  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Library Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Minnesota Private College Council
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council 


The College of St. Scholastica is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


The College of St. Scholastica does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status regarding public assistance or local commission status in its programs, procedures and activities. The Chief Diversity Officer has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Amy Bergstrom, Chief Diversity Officer
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
(218) 723-7067