Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that the college meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The pre-licensure baccalaureate program is approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing.
The online long-term care administration program is also accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators.
The online health information management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The Education majors and the Secondary Education minor are State of Maine Department of Education approved programs.