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St. Ambrose has a reputation for its quality academic programs that is recognized by both fellow academian and employers. Corporate sponsors report their employees’ communication skills improve very quickly, often within the first and second semesters. These kinds of results, as well as our commitment to inter-weaving practical knowledge with high ethical standards, have earned Ambrose great respect in the community.

St. Ambrose is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, the largest of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.


Your community

In the ACCEL Program, you’ll become part of a community that will help you to gain the knowledge and know how you need to become the professional you aspire to be. Although students are on different paths and working at different speeds, they share a commitment to earn a degree—and coffee in the lounge on weekends.

Adult LearnersSmall classes, which average 16 students, foster personal learning and allow students to learn from each other. During small-group projects, students will collaborate with professionals from such companies as Alcoa, Genesis, HON Industries and John Deere.


An ACCEL legacy

The ability to personalize her degree program to fit her schedule and academic needs was a big reason why a busy self-starter such as Amy Langeneckert ’10 chose ACCEL. So it may surprise you to learn that Amy is actually the third of her sisters to pursue her degree at ACCEL. She does give credit to her husband, Robert, who became the first in the family to earn his bachelor’s degree through the ACCEL Program in 2006. “The more I can commit myself to the program, the better,” Amy says. “It keeps me motivated.” An added benefit, Amy says, is that she’s already using the knowledge she’s gained in her business classes in her work at Dahl Ford in Davenport.