Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Rockhurst University is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL, 60604
(800) 621-7440

To review a copy of the documents describing the University’s accreditation, approval or licensing, please contact:

Douglas Dunham, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Additionally, specific programs include accreditations by:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (undergraduate and master's degree programs)
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 750
Tampa, FL, 33602-5730

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD, 20824-1220

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314-1488

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, D.C., 20036

The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Blvd., #310
Rockville, MD, 20852-3289

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The University holds memberships in:

  • The American Council on Education
  • The Association of American Colleges
  • The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • The American Physical Therapy Association
  • The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • The National Council for Undergraduate Research
  • The Institute for International Education
  • The Council for International Educational Exchange
  • The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • The Missouri Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The Missouri Colleges Fund, Inc.
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • The College Board
  • The Council of Graduate Schools
  • The Nonprofit Academic Careers Council


The University is an affiliate of:

  • The Non-profit Leadership Alliance
  • The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Mid-America Chapter