AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION
WITH THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
Ave Maria University (AMU) is an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and meets the requirements and standards for accreditation of SACS. Ave Maria University Latin American Campus (AMU-LAC), located in San Marcos, Nicaragua is also accredited by SACS since it is a branch campus of Ave Maria University.
SACS membership directly benefits AMU students, including those planning on entering post-graduate programs. SACS is one of six regional accrediting associations that accredit institutions of higher education in the United States. Membership impacts university funding and makes AMU eligible to receive foundation grants and increased federal and state resources, which allow the institution to improve and expand programs for students.
As a SACS university member, AMU will strive for continuous improvement in order to maintain accreditation. Members are reevaluated on a regular basis to ensure accreditation criteria continue to be met.
SACS COC contact information: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1886 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 405-679-4500, at www.sacscoc.org.
Nicaragua National Council of Universities (CNU)
Ave Maria University Latin American Campus is a member of the Nicaragua National Council of Universities, (CNU) by its Spanish acronym, which is the regulatory entity that grants universities the ability to operate in Nicaragua as institutions of higher learning. CNU membership benefits AMU-LAC students by having AMU-LAC credits and degrees accepted at other Nicaraguan and Latin American universities and businesses.
Association of Private Universities of Central America and Panamá
Ave Maria University is a member of Association of Private Universities of Central America and Panamá (AUPRICA) by its Spanish acronym, which is a regional accrediting organization that ensures quality of education among its members. AUPRICA fosters the cooperation between its members throughout Central America to improve academic, social and environmental development.