University Level Accreditation

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1994. The accreditation was most recently re-affirmed in 2019. The University’s next reaffirmation will be in 2029.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a member of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and is exempt from registration and licensure by the Louisiana Board of Regents as established by the Louisiana State Legislature in RS.17:1808 and is recognized as an "eligible institution" under the provisions of RS.17:2053 (D).

In addition to the accreditation awarded by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, many of the programs at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University have been awarded accreditation through academic discipline-specific accrediting bodies:

Program Specific Accreditation Status as of April 2024

Program

Accreditation Organization

Date of Last Review

Accreditation LengthStandard Followup And/or Sanctions/Negative ActionsReaccreditation Year
Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
December

2013

10 years
SP2021 extended 1 year

No Sanctions or Negative Actions
2025
Radiologic Technology (AS)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

September 2015
8 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions
2023
Respiratory Therapy (BS)
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
February 2017
10 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2027

Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

March 2017

10 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2027

Nursing (BS and RN-BSN)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
September 2020
8 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions
2028
Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
September 2020
8 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2028

Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia(DNP-NA)
Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
April 2018
10 Years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions
2028
Physician Assistant Studies (MMS)
Accreditation Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
October 2023

Accreditation-Probation
2025
Physical Therapy (DPT)
Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education

April

2021

5 years

No Sanctions or Negative Actions
2026
Nutritional Sciences (MSNS)
Accreditation Council for Education Nutrition and Dietetics
January 2024
4 Years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions
2028