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Accreditations

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Higher Learning Commission  Mark of Affiliation

St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org, 312/263-0456.

The North Central Association is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States. Through its Commissions it accredits and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the Secretary of Education and the Committee on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA, now continued under the Council on Higher Education Accreditation).

The Higher Learning Commission is based in Chicago. Information about its purpose and activities, as well as St. Ambrose University's affiliation status with the commission, can be obtained from the HLC website or by calling 312/263-0456.

 


Specialized Accreditations

College of Business
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Education
Iowa Department of Education
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Children's Campus – National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Industrial Engineering
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology

Nursing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Iowa Board of Nursing

Occupational Therapy
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Physical Therapy
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Social Work
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Speech Language Pathology
Council on Academic Accreditation of American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2009-2014

 


Registering a Complaint

St. Ambrose University takes pride in our service to students. From time to time, students may have questions concerning policies or practices. Generally there are logical explanations for situations, and usually most questions can be resolved in an informal setting through direct discussion with the individual or office involved. In instances where a student raises a question about a policy or decision, the affected staff or faculty member may respond. If it is not possible to resolve a matter through direct discussion, a student may appeal for further consideration by registering a complaint.

Registering a Complaint with St Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University is committed to providing high quality academic programs and services for students, and encourages students to contact the University if there is cause for concern regarding academic or non-academic matters.

A complaint is defined as dissatisfaction occurring when a decision, act, or condition, based upon specific factual data, affects the student in a perceived negative or unjust manner; furthermore, an allegation of improper, unfair, arbitrary, or discriminatory treatment by university personnel.

Residential Programs

Students who wish to register a complaint may contact the St Ambrose University Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at 563-333-6000. To clarify the student's concerns, complaints should be sent in writing to: Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, St Ambrose University, 518 W Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52803.

Online Programs

Students who wish to file a complaint may contact the St Ambrose University Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at 563-333-6000 for assistance. To clarify the student's concerns, complaints should be sent in writing to: St Ambrose University Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, 518 W. Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52803.

Information about registering a complaint with the accrediting or state licensure agencies is available by clicking here to view or download a PDF with contact information.

These agencies should be contacted only after the student has registered a complaint with the University and has not received a response to the request for resolution.