Accreditation and Academic Programs
Taylor University was accredited in 1947 by The Higher Learning Commission (ph. 312-263-0456). In 1998, Taylor was approved to offer online associate degrees and, in 2006, the online BBA degree was approved. In 2003, Taylor was approved to offer graduate programs and, in 2004, Taylor was admitted to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (now replaced by Open Pathway). Other accreditations include the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation - Indiana Professional Standards Board (since 1962), the National Association of Schools of Music (since 1970), the Council on Social Work Education (since 1980), and the Computer Engineering and Engineering Physics programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (since 2007). Additional accreditations include The Commission on English Language Program (since 2013) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (in 2016).
As an accredited institution, Taylor University is dedicated to high performance and to our stakeholders. View Accreditations and Memberships for a complete list of accreditation documents maintained and available for review, upon request, at the Office of the Provost (ph. 765-998-5200).
Accreditation – Open Pathway
Taylor University was initially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1947. From 2004 to 2018, Taylor’s chosen pathway for accreditation was the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) with a distinct focus on continuous quality improvement.
Following a Comprehensive Quality Review, Taylor University’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2018. Just prior to this accreditation milestone, HLC announced that AQIP would be discontinued. Subsequently, Taylor transitioned to the Open Pathway. This pathway option has a clear focus on quality assurance and institutional improvement.
Taylor’s upcoming accreditation activities on the Open Pathway include the following:
- 2021-2022 Assurance Review – Evidence of meeting the Criteria for Accreditation
- 2022-2027 Quality Initiative Proposal – Project to meet a current need or aspiration
- 2024-2027 Quality Initiative Report – Progress on the project
- 2027-2028 Comprehensive Evaluation – Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Information concerning Taylor University’s academic programs is found in the academic catalog and, for distance learning degrees and courses, visit Taylor University Online. Transfer of credit policies are available on below or by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 765-998-5129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, Taylor has no articulation agreements with any other university.
Taylor University prepares teachers for initial state certification and provides an annual report to the state. This report can be accessed at Title II and Title II Transition to Teaching. Information about academic and other physical plant facilities that relate to the academic program are found here, and information about faculty and other instructional personnel can be obtained from the academic catalog, and distance learning.