The first Catholic institution of higher education in the State of Illinois, Saint Xavier University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy and chartered in 1847. The institution provides high quality graduate programs delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields; degrees from Saint Xavier University are recognized and respected by employers throughout the country. The student body today reflects a diverse mixture of traditional age and adult learners, online, commuter, residential and international students.
We are pleased to offer a wide variety of distinctive online academic programs.
Saint Xavier University was ranked 8th in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings for most diverse school in the Midwest and 2nd in Illinois.
A Saint Xavier education can help you establish yourself as a leader in your industry. We provide regionally accredited* graduate programs that are delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields, and our degrees are recognized and respected by employers throughout the country.
Saint Xavier University has been awarded Regional Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
*SXU is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
5,000 - 9,999 as of 12/31/69
Quarter Schedule (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
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Have access to a desktop or laptop computer with the following capabilities: Internet connection, email that supports attachments, printer, Office 97 suite or higher, and a sound card.
Each program is designed with one weekend on-campus residency to enhance and reinforce program concepts. There is not a residency requirement for the Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate.
We offer a variety of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. Each program has specific student eligibility requirements. In general, students must be formally enrolled as degree-seeking and for a minimum number of credit hours.
Saint Xavier offers flexibility, student interaction, an understanding of e-learning’s benefits, plus the knowledge and compassion of dedicated teachers.