Accreditation information for Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission:
230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

Specific programs at Cardinal Stritch University are also accredited by:

The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.   

State Authorization

Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws affecting the delivery of distance education degrees, programs and courses. Cardinal Stritch University joins over 1,300 other private and public institutions that participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which establishes a state-level reciprocity process that supports the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people. Stritch participation in SARA is administered by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC).  

If licensure is required in your state, you must check with your state agency to determine if the Cardinal Stritch University program will satisfy the eligibility requirements.

States participating in SARA.

Students residing in these states are eligible to enroll in fully online curricula, but there are different conditions for each state that may restrict eligibility for certain sorts of additional instructional experiences (such as clinical or internships) in a few of our programs.


Cardinal Stritch University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to 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.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450  Energy Park Dr., Suite 350
St. Paul, MN  55108