Facts and Statistics

St. John’s is a coeducational, liberal arts college with no religious affiliation.

  • The college was founded in 1696 as King William’s School and chartered in 1784 as St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • A second campus opened in 1964 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • The college’s first graduate program was founded in 1967 in Santa Fe.  

Degrees Granted


Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Liberal Arts, both campuses


Master of Arts (MA) in Liberal Arts, both campuses
Master of Arts (MA) in Eastern Classics, Santa Fe only

Accreditation and Licensure

St. John's College offers no programs leading to professional licensure.

St. John’s College in Annapolis is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; St. John’s in Santa Fe is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Additional information about St. John’s, including student outcomes, may be found on the College Navigator profile for Annapolis and the College Navigator profile for Santa Fe.

To view St. John’s College accreditation and state approval documentation:
Contact the president’s office on campus to make an appointment.

To file a complaint related to accreditation:
Submit a formal complaint to Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the Higher Learning Commission.

To learn more about the complaint process for the Santa Fe campus, the procedures are outlined in the appendix of the Santa Fe Student Handbook.

For those who have filed a complaint with St. John’s College—using the procedures stated in the student handbook—but have been unable to resolve the complaint at the institutional level, they may submit a complaint to the appropriate St. John’s College state approval entity: