Academic accreditation is based on accepted qualitative and quantitative standards of excellence for evaluating the quality of education offered at the institution. Evaluation and subsequent accreditation include such areas as the education objectives and achievement, academic programs, admissions practices, student personnel and welfare services, institutional study, training and experience of instructional staff, financial stability, and laboratory and library resources.


Academic programs of St. Thomas University are accredited by:

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Florida Department of Education


St. Thomas University holds membership in the following associations:

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of Higher Education
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
American Conference of Academic Deans
American Council on Education (ACE)
American Psychological Association
Association of American Colleges
Association of Catholic Colleges & University (ACCU)
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
Catholic Library Association
Catholic Volunteers in Florida
College Entrance Examination Board
College and University Professional Association (CUPA)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Council of Independent College
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Florida Association of College and University
Florida Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Florida Association of Private Colleges and University Admissions
Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)
Florida College Health Nurse Association
Florida Cooperative Education and Placement Association
Florida Intercollegiate Athletics Conference
Florida Political Science Association
Florida Psychological Association
Florida Sun Conference (FSCO for Athletics)
Florida State Counseling Center Directors
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Historical Association of South Florida
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida
National Association of College Admissions Counseling
National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of College and University Food and Services (NACUFS)
National Association of Collegiate Marketers of Athletics (NACMA)
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
National Catholic Campus Ministry Association
National Catholic Educational Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Intramural Recreation Association (NIRSA)
National Orientation Directors Association (NODA)
National Restaurant Association
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
South Florida Career Consortium (SFCC)
South Florida Educational Consortium (SFEC)
Southeast Florida Higher Education Consortium
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN)
South Florida Recreation Association (SFRA)
Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors
Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA)
Southern Business Administration Association

St. Thomas University School of Law is Accredited by:

American Bar Association
Association of American Law Schools