In the United States, the government does not control universities. To accredit or approve academic programs, respected educators have formed special organizations to set standards and evaluate universities.
The most important accreditations in the United States come from professional associations and from the regional associations that are recognized by the government. The regional association for this area of the United States is the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which has extended to Marquette the highest possible standing. In addition to that institutional accreditation, individual programs of study at Marquette University have been accredited or approved by numerous professional agencies or licensing boards.
In addition to its many accreditations, Marquette University supports and participates in international education by many international exchange agreements and by its affiliations with the Institute of International Education, AMIDEAST, the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, NAFSA Association of International Educators and other organizations committed to excellence in international education.
Marquette is also a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the Fédération Internationale des Universités Catholiques, the National Catholic Education Association, the Wisconsin and National Associations of Independent Colleges and Universities, the American Association of Dental Schools, the American Nurses Association, the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States and other professional associations.
Students can learn more about the accreditation of Marquette University by visiting a U.S. advising center overseas or by consulting references on university accreditation at a local library or on the World Wide Web.