Statement of Accreditation Status

St. John’s College

  • CEO: Ms. Nora Demleitner, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Joseph Macfarland
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, very small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1923
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401-1687

(410) 263-2371

  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary including Maryland Higher Education Commission. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2022-2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) demonstrated strategies to measure and assess the adequacy of institutional resources to support mission and goals (Standard VI), and (2) improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Liberal Arts Education within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016, documenting (1) goals and objectives or strategies for the institution that are clearly stated, reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results, are linked to mission and goal achievement, and are used for planning and resource allocation (Standard 2); (2) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and plan that provides for an annual budget and multi-year budget projections, utilizes planning and assessment documents and addresses resource acquisition (Standard 3); and (3) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Liberal Arts Education
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    St. John's College
    1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
    Santa Fe, NM 87505-4599

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