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Holy Family University is an accredited private, coeducational, four-year residential university.

Holy Family University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and undergoes periodic reviews to maintain its accreditation. The latest MSCHE reaffirmation self-study was conducted in 2020 and in spring 2021, the MSCHE Committee conducted a site visit. 

From the Middle States Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation:



Holy Family University has met all standards for accreditation and requirements of affiliation.

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In addition, Holy Family University receives accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education**, and the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; Tel: 312-704-5300.

Several traditional undergraduate programs offered from the School of Business and Professional Studies are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.  For more details regarding specific program accreditation, please see the School’s accreditation page.  

Teacher certification programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels are approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education.

Holy Family has also been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, the Veterans Administration, and New York State Regents, and is a member of the American Association for Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

** The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice  at Holy Family University are accredited by the  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-887-6791

The Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Holy Family University is an APA-accredited doctoral program. APA has granted the Psy.D. program accreditation on contingency status through March 18, 2025.

Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation  
American Psychological Association  
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002