Accreditation is the recognition that an institution or program maintains a set of educational and operating standards, regularly evaluates how those standards are met in comparison with their peers, and publically announce findings in achievements and improvements.

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University has been recognized by the following national accreditation organizations as meeting exceptional levels of quality:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)