Doctor of Humane Letters (an honorary degree), Honoris Causa, University of Scranton, 1980.
Doctor of Music, Honoris Causa, Creighton University, 2006.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of San Francisco, 2009.
The Jubilate Deo Award, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, 2011. 
Alumni Merit Award, St. Louis University, 1981.
Distinquished Alumni Award, Seattle University, 1983.
Numerous Grammy Nominations with The St. Louis Jesuits, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1980 and 2002.
Song of the Year 2001, United Catholic Music and Video Association, Here, I Am, Lord.
Number One Favorite Hymn poll by readers of The Tablet, 2004, I, the Lord of sea and sky/Here I am, Lord.
His music in contemporary Catholic culture
Schutte continues to be one of the most influential composers of contemporary Catholic liturgical music today. This music continues to have widespread success throughout the English speaking world, in spite of some critics of the post-1960's influence of folk music on traditional Catholic music.
Many of Schutte's compositions, often based on sacred texts, have found wide use.
A recent poll conducted by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians found among members that one of Schutte's hymns came in second among "songs that make a difference". In 2004, a similar survey conducted by The Tablet, an international Catholic magazine, reported Dan Schutte's hymn, "Here I Am, Lord" as reader's favorite. Other polls conducted by major Catholic music publishers and copyright license requests show a similar trend that Schutte's music is among some of the most requested by pastoral musicians for Catholic liturgy.
Around 2008, the United States Bishops Committee on Divine Worship, announced a new Vatican directive regarding the use of the name of God in the sacred liturgy. Specifically, the word “Yahweh” may no longer be “used or pronounced” in songs and prayers during liturgical celebrations" which affected the use of Mr. Schutte's famous song, "You Are Near". This directive however, did not include the singing the song in its original form using "Yahweh" for personal prayer or outside of "liturgical celebrations". The song his since been revised for liturgical settings.
Neither Silver nor Gold (1973) St. Louis Jesuits collaboration
Earthen Vessels (1975) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
A Dwelling Place (1976) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Gentle Night (1977) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Lord of Light (1981) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
The Steadfast Love (1985) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Let Heaven Rejoice (1997) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Lift Up Your Hearts (1996) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
May We Praise You (1997) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Lover of Us All (1989)
Drawn By A Dream (1993)
Always and Everywhere (1997)
Here I Am, Lord: Anthology 1970 - 1985 (2001)
Glory in the Cross (2001)
You Are Near: Music For Quiet Reflection (2003)
Prince of Peace: Music for Advent and Christmas (2004)
Morning Light (2005) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
All My Days: Instrumental Music for Quiet Reflection (2006)
One Lord of All (2007) St. Louis Jesuits Instrumental collection
God's Holy Gifts (2008)
Table of Plenty: Anthology 1985 - 2000 (2008)
Here I Am, Lord: 30th Anniversary Edition (2009)
Companion music for Walking the Sacred Path (2009)