4400 Massachusetts Ave. N. W.
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 885-6000; Fax: (202) 885-1025

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Cornelius M. Kerwin, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 7706 Undergraduate; 5355 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- United Methodist Church
Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Research
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar ; American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation ; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Other Accreditors: American Chemical Society; National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification; Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Art in Italy, Corciano, Italy; Freddie Mac, McLean, VA; HPTi, Arlington, VA; Teach Alt Cert Program (CSSS Charter), Washinghton, DC; Teacher Alt Cert Program (AQUE), Washington, DC; Teacher Alt Cert Program (Teach for Amer, Washington, DC; Teacher Alt Certification Program (TOPS), Washington, DC
Other Instructional Sites: Airlie Conference Center, Warrenton, VA
Status: Member since 1928
Last Reaffirmed: June 26, 2014

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 26, 2014: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study report and process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 19, 2009: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the report and the periodic review process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
July 1, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Freddie Mac, 8250 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023 - 2024

Next Periodic Review Report: 2019

Date Printed: November 25, 2015


Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.