University Level Accreditation

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1994.  The accreditation was most recently re-affirmed in 2009.  The University’s next reaffirmation will be in 2019. 

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a member of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and is exempt from registration and licensure by the Louisiana Board of Regents as established by the Louisiana State Legislature in RS.17:1808 and is recognized as an "eligible institution" under the provisions of RS.17:2053 (D).

In addition to the accreditation awarded by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, many of the programs at Franciscan University have been awarded accreditation through academic discipline-specific accrediting bodies:

Program Specific Accreditation Status as of February 2018

Program

Accreditation Organization

Date of Last Review

Accreditation Length
Standard Followup And/or Sanctions/Negative Actions
Reaccreditation Year
Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy EducationDecember 201310 yearsNo Sanctions or Negative Actions2024
Radiologic Technology (AS)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

September 20158 yearsNo Sanctions or Negative Actions2023
Respiratory Therapy (BS)Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory CareFebruary 201710 yearsNo Sanctions or Negative Actions

2027

Medical Laboratory Science (BS)National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

March 2017

10 yearsNo Sanctions or Negative Actions

2027


Health Service Administration (BS)Association of University Health Administration 

June 2017

6 years

No Sanctions or Negative Actions


2023


Nursing (BS and RN-BSN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing September 20148 yearsNo Sanctions or Negative Actions

2022

Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)Accreditation Commission for Education in NursingNov 2017 (Initial program focused visit)Approved as part of current MSN program accreditationNo Sanctions or Negative Actions2020
Nursing (MSN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

January 20128 yearsNo Sanctions or Negative Actions2020

Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia

(DNP-NA)
Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programsinitial program approval January 2014SP2018
COA site visit
Physician Assistant Studies (MMS)Accreditation Commission on Education for the Physician AssistantApril 2013

7 years

SP2016 extended 3 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions2023
Nutritional Sciences (MSNS)

Accreditation Council for Education Nutrition and Dietetics

December 2016Candidacy for Accreditation for up to 4 years

No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2021

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