Commission approves Benedictine’s Mesa branch campus
February 4, 2013
Lisle, Illinois ~ The accrediting agency for Benedictine University announced it has approved the University’s application to open a branch campus in Mesa, Ariz.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools’ Institutional Actions Council voted to approve the opening of the Benedictine University at Mesa branch campus. As the University’s accrediting agency, the commission needed to review any planned or proposed institutional changes.
Part of the approval includes a campus evaluation six months after courses begin at the Mesa branch campus.
Benedictine University at Mesa opened its services center at 51 E. Main St. on September 20 and will offer classes beginning fall 2013 at 225 E. Main St. Both locations are in downtown Mesa.
Initial degree offerings will include a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior,in addition to a minor in Religious Studies.
Information about the Higher Learning Commission is available at www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440.
###Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2000-2010 in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America’s Top Colleges" for the second consecutive year in 2012. Classes at Benedictine University at Mesa begin in fall 2013.