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Accreditations, Memberships, and Agreements

Lourdes University is accredited by the Higher Learning CommissionSM, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

As a proud sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, our excellent faculty and dedicated staff remain committed to preparing graduates for personal and professional success in a welcoming diverse learning environment.

  • Division of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing and Master’s Degree Program in Nursing at Lourdes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • The DNP Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • The Baccalaureate Degree Program and Direct Entry Master’s Degree Program are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • The College of Business and Leadership programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)


  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Library Association
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • College Board
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Council for State Reciprocity Agreements
  • Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops
  • Ohio Council of Deans and Directors of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs
  • Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • Ohio Private Academic Libraries Consortium
  • Quality Matters
  • Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment
  • Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sylvania Rotary Club
  • Toledo Area Cultural Leaders (T.A.C.L.)
  • Toledo Area Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Toledo Employers Association
  • Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS)
  • Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Toledo Rotary Club
  • Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

The Higher Learning Commission word mark is a registered trademark owned by the Higher Learning Commission.

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