Accreditation and Memberships

Franciscan University of Steubenville is officially accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is authorized by the State of Ohio to offer these degrees.


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

  • Department of Education of the State of Ohio
  • Ohio Board of Regents
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
  • Approval: Ohio Board of Nursing


  • 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 Higher Education Accreditation
  • 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 and Admissions Counselors
  • The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals
  • The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • The National Library Association
  • The Ohio College Association
  • The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • Ohio Library and Information Network
  • Ohio Private Academic Libraries
  • Franciscan Federation