STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
800 Florida Avenue N. E.
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 651-5000; Fax: (202) 651-5508
www.gallaudet.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Ms. Roberta J. Cordano, J.D., President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1011 Undergraduate; 466 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
2015 Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities - Medium Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship, Doctor's - Other;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation ; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)
Other Accreditors: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs; Council on Social Work Education; International Association of Counseling Services
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1957
Last Reaffirmed: June 27, 2013

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 27, 2013: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 26, 2008: To accept the monitoring report and to thank the institution for receiving the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because of progress to date and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due by March 1, 2010, documenting (1) steps taken to integrate communication processes and advisory and administrative groups into the governance structure (Standard 4); (2) evidence of a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff and administration for a range of backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives (Standard 6); and (3) ongoing implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To direct a staff visit when a new president is appointed. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
December 17, 2008: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request submitted by the institution, and to include the online M.A. in International Development within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by March 1, 2010, documenting (1) steps taken to integrate communication processes and advisory and administrative groups into the governance structure (Standard 4); (2) evidence of a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff and administration for a range of backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives (Standard 6); and (3) ongoing implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To further remind the institution of a staff visit when a new president is appointed. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
November 4, 2009: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Early Education Professional Development Leadership certificate program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due by March 1, 2010, documenting (1) steps taken to integrate communication processes and advisory and administrative groups into the governance structure (Standard 4); (2) evidence of a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff and administration for a range of backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives (Standard 6); and (3) ongoing implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To further remind the institution of a staff visit when a new president is appointed. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
June 24, 2010: To accept the monitoring report, to commend the institution for progress to date, and to indicate that the small team visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
June 24, 2010: To note the visit by the Commission's representative.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

Next Periodic Review Report: 2018

Date Printed: June 20, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; 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. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) 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. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

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.