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    Jul 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Accreditation, Approvals, and Memberships

Founded in 1854

Hamline University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. More information about Hamline University’s accreditation status may be found on the HLC website. The Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413 and can be reached at 800-621-7440.

Hamline University is also accredited by the:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • University Senate of the United Methodist Church
  • Minnesota Department of Education/Board of Teaching

The university holds memberships in the:

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • American Association of Higher Education
  • Associated New American Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education
  • College Board of Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Council on Undergraduate Research

Hamline’s schools may have additional accreditation in specialized areas. Please contact the dean’s office of each respective school for a complete listing. Hamline University is approved for attendance of non-immigrant foreign students under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Hamline University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350, Saint Paul, MN 55108;; 651-642-0533.