About Madonna University
Location: Livonia, Michigan
President: Michael Grandillo, Ph.D.
Motto: Sapientia Desursum - "Wisdom from Above"
Colors: Blue and Gold
Students: About 3,200 undergraduate | About 1,200 graduate
Faculty: 123 faculty members | 12:1 student-faculty ratio
- Associate and bachelor's degrees in more than 100 career-focused majors
- Graduate School delivers more than 30 master's programs and one doctoral program
- Celebrated 50 years of nursing education in 2013
- First in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies
- Only formal University-based program for hospice and palliative studies at the bachelor’s and master's levels
- Madonna University is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
- Eleven varsity men’s and women’s teams
- About 175 - 200 students participate in intercollegiate sports each year
Madonna University receives its institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States, and thereby grants membership in the Commission.
Strategic Plan - Madonna University’s plans for the next 20 years of higher education.
The University has designed a comprehensive assessment plan that measures and reports on student achievement as part of this process. Approval by accrediting agencies and professional organizations exist at international, national, regional and state levels. These organizations have varying cycles of review that can be anywhere from one to 10 years. The following is a list of approvals and accreditation:
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Accreditation for the University as a whole:
1959, 1968, 1978, 1982 (Graduate Education) 1988, 1998, 2004 (merger with St. Mary's College), 2008
- Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Accreditation: 2000, 2010
- American Bar Association (ABA):
1984, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2007
- American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Approvals: Plan IV, 1977, 1982; Plan V, 1990, 1995
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Accreditation: 2006 (graduate and undergraduate), 2010 (graduate, undergraduate, and DNP)
- Council on Social Work Education:
1982, 1988, 1995, 2003, 2011
- Forensic Sciences Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC):
- Michigan Board of Education
Approval of four-year degrees: 1947
- Michigan Board of Nursing:
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education:
1972, 1981, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2009
Note: Accreditation materials are available for review in the Madonna University Library.