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Saint Louis University, like all institutions of higher education in the United States, is obligated to comply with a wide array of laws, regulations, and policies promulgated at multiple levels of government.

Accreditation is a process intended to ensure academic quality and public accountability. It typically is based on both an entity’s self-evaluation as well as the assessment of peers (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrators) representing accrediting organizations. 

SLU is accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditors in the United States. HLC monitors institutional compliance with federal Title IV program responsibilities to ensure students are eligible for federal financial aid.

Furthermore, many of SLU’s colleges and schools and programs maintain accreditation by their respective disciplinary, state, and professional organizations.