Marian University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, one of the six regional agencies in the United States that accredit colleges and universities. The baccalaureate program at Marian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791.

CCNE accreditation ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and the continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.

The Marian University Leighton School of Nursing’s BSN NCLEX-RN pass rates for first-time test takers (within the state of Indiana or elsewhere) over the most recent three years include the following:

  • 2014 = 86.12% (National Rate = 84.93)
  • 2015 = 93.40% (National Rate = 87.49%)
  • 2016 = 87.94% (National Rate = 87.80%)


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*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.