The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, (267) 284-5000. The Institute was granted accreditation in June 2011; its accreditation was renewed in June 2016. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The administrator of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, incorporated in the District of Columbia (1988) as the “John Paul II Shrine and Institute, Inc.” is licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission of the District of Columbia.
In addition to its civil accreditation and licensure, the John Paul II Institute is authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education to grant ecclesiastical degrees. The Institute was established in the Apostolic Constitution Magnum Matrimonii Sacramentum (1982) and re-founded in Summa Familiae Cura (2017).
Relationship with The Catholic University of America
The Pontifical John Paul II Institute, a free-standing and juridically separate institution, has entered into a cooperative agreement with The Catholic University of America for the purpose of academic cooperation. This cooperation allows students at each institution to cross-register for courses and affords Institute students access to academic services such as the Mullen Library collections and to certain student services provided through the University.
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)