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St John’s Accreditation and Rankings


St. John’s University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education aspires to be the preeminent resource for institutions of higher education striving to achieve excellence in fulfilling their missions. It also intends, through voluntary assessment and adherence to high standards for student learning outcomes and operational behavior, to assure higher education’s publics that its accredited institutions are fulfilling their stated purpose and addressing the publics’ expectations.

Online Program Accreditations

St. John’s University’s graduate online programs have also been separately accredited by the following additional institutions:

  • The Master of Science in Library and Information Science program is accredited by the American Library Association. St. John’s is one of only seven institutions on the East Coast that offers an ALA-accredited 100% online program.
  • The Ph.D. in Literacy program is a part of The School of Education. The School of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), and University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Online Program Rankings

St. John’s University provides the same commitment to excellence in its online programs as it does in its on-campus offerings. Some of our notable academic rankings include:

  • Ranked #93 in Best Online Master’s in Education Programs in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked the #166 National University in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.

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