Saint Martin's University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s is the educational apostolate of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery of the Roman Catholic Church, whose members pray, work and live together on the University’s campus.
Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary re¬sources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities avail¬able to students who attend the institution.
Our undergraduate civil engineering and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; our education programs are accredited by the Washington State Board of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Accreditation (CAEP); our social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); our School of Business has been accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); the nursing program is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); the RN to BSN program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission; the baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Saint Martin’s University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The University is a member of the American Association of Colleges’ Association of Higher Education, Council for Independent Colleges, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Independent Colleges of Washington, National Catholic Education Association, Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities, Washington Friends of Higher Education, Service Members Opportunity Colleges and American Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities.
Saint Martin's University programs of study are approved by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of people eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Saint Martin’s University reserved the right to make changes it deems necessary in procedures, policies, calendar, curriculum, overall academic programs or majors and costs.