Accreditation and Memberships


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at

Ohio Board of Regents

Ohio Department of Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Approval: Ohio Board of Nursing

Council of Social Work Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Christian Library Consortium

Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities Council of Independent Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

Council for Higher Education Accreditation Franciscan Federation

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

The Academic Library Association of Ohio

The American Library Association

The College Board

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

The National Catholic Education Association

The National Education Association

The National Library Association

The Ohio College Association

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Ohio Library and Information Network

Ohio Private Academic Libraries

Nondiscriminatory Policy

In compliance with state and federal laws (including but not limited to) Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,Franciscan University of Steubenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status (or any other criteria protected by applicable law) in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or with regard to employment.


Each student who enrolls in the University is subject to all requirements stipulated in this catalog, and enrollment is evidence of the fact that one fully accepts these responsibilities. This includes meeting all graduation requirements.

In view of the changing needs of today’s college graduate, Franciscan University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement during the term of matriculation of any student if such change would, in the opinion of the appropriate faculty and administrative bodies, add to the individual’s education.