Statement of Accreditation Status

Loyola University Maryland

  • CEO: Rev. Brian Linnane, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. John McKiernan
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1931
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

(410) 617-2000

www.loyola.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt, MD 20770 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Washington Montessori Institute, 18501 Mink Hollow Road, Ashton, MD 20861 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Maryland Higher Education Commission. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Greenville Montessori Institute (GMI) Training Center, 405 Tanyard Road, Greenville, SC 29609.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at International Montessori Training Institute, 1975 N. Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30339. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Hershey Montessori Training Institute (HMTI), 10924 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106.
  • February 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Montessori Training Center of St. Louis, 14000 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies, 207 North Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021
  • October 3, 2019
    To rescind the substantive change action of January 4, 2019 because the institution chose not to open the Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies additional location at 445 West 5th Place, Mesa, AZ 85201.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Transamerica Building, 100 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 to an additional location within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies (SIMS), 245 West 2nd Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 to an additional location within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies additional location from 123 North 13th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 to 445 West 5th Place, Mesa, AZ 85201within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to increase the number of credit hours required for the successful completion of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in School Counseling. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the Montessori Northwest, San Francisco Campus additional location from 50 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 to 215 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA 95053 and to include the new location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the Montessori Institute of Atlanta additional location from 1768 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth, GA 30097 to 2991 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • March 23, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from Maryland Higher Education Commission and to include the online Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program - online Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology - within the scope of the institution’s accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the following additional locations: (1) Grenville Montessori Institute (GMI) Training Center from 717 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 to 405 Tanyard Road, Greenville, SC 29609 ; (2) Montessori Institute of Milwaukee (MIM) from 3195 S. Superior Street, Suite L 428, Milwaukee, WI 53207 to 621 South 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204; and (3) Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies (SIMS) from 1025 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048 to 123 North 13th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 and to include the new locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new locations and the closure of the old locations. Operations at the locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Montessori Training Center of St. Louis, 3854 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Greenville Montessori Institute (GMI) Training Center, 717 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850; and (2) Montessori Northwest, San Francisco Campus, 50 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 8, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation from the Arizona State Board for Private Post secondary Education noting that state approval was not necessary and to include the additional location at Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies, 1025 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies, 1025 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • September 10, 2014
    To note that state approval for the additional locations at (1) Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043; and (2) Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747 is not necessary and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043; and (2) Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution’s accreditation to be effective upon receipt of documentation of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota, 1611 E Ames Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106. To remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to reclassify the instructional site at Houston Montessori Institute, 4600 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, TX 77401 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • March 5, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location at Montessori Institute of Atlanta from 1970 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30329 to 1768 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth, GA 30097. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • January 31, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of notification of approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and to include the online Master of Arts in Emerging Media within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Arts in Emerging Media within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of state approval. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • August 27, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the additional location at the Montessori Institute Northwest from 4506 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215-1636 to 622 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. To include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of the process to assess the achievement of institutional, general education, and program level student learning goals, including direct evidence of student learning, and the integration of student learning assessment results into planning, budgeting, and resource allocation decisions (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • May 1, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to re-classify the instructional site at the Center of Applied Technology North, 800 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD 21144 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of the process to assess the achievement of institutional, general education, and program level student learning goals, including direct evidence of student learning, and the integration of student learning assessment results into planning, budgeting, and resource allocation decisions (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to re-classify the instructional site at the International Montessori Training Institute, 1975 N. Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30339 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of the process to assess the achievement of institutional, general education, and program level student learning goals, including direct evidence of student learning, and the integration of student learning assessment results into planning, budgeting, and resource allocation decisions (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to note the institution's decision to close the additional location at the Montessori Education Center of Arizona (MECA), Phoenix, AZ, and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of the process to assess the achievement of institutional, general education, and program level student learning goals, including direct evidence of student learning, and the integration of student learning assessment results into planning, budgeting, and resource allocation decisions (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To reclassify the Hershey Montessori Training Institute (HMTI) instructional site at 10924 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106 as an additional location and to include it within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of the process to assess the achievement of institutional, general education, and program level student learning goals, including direct evidence of student learning, and the integration of student learning assessment results into planning, budgeting, and resource allocation decisions (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due by October 1, 2012, documenting further implementation of the process to assess the achievement of institutional, general education, and program level student learning goals, including direct evidence of student learning, and the integration of student learning assessment results into planning, budgeting, and resource allocation decisions (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    Bishop McNamara High School
    6800 Marlboro Pike
    Forestville, MD 20747
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Center of Applied Technology North
    800 Stevenson Road
    Severn, MD 21144
    Opened: 05/01/2012
  • Additional Location
    Columbia
    8890 McGaw Road
    Columbia, MD 21045
  • Additional Location
    Eleanor Roosevelt High School
    7601 Hanover Pkwy
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Opened: 08/24/2020
  • Additional Location
    Houston Montessori Institute
    4600 Bissonet Street
    Bellaire, TX 77401
    Opened: 06/10/2013
  • Additional Location
    Howard High School
    8700 Old Annapolis Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    Opened: 09/02/2014
  • Additional Location
    Montessori Institute of Atlanta
    2991 N. Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA 30033
    Opened: 06/05/2017
  • Additional Location
    Montessori Institute of San Diego
    8660 Gilman Drive, Suite D
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Additional Location
    Montessori Northwest
    622 SE Grand Avenue
    Portland, OR 97214
    Opened: 08/27/2012
  • Additional Location
    Montessori Northwest, San Francisco Campus
    215 Dempsey Road
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Opened: 08/29/2018
  • Additional Location
    Montessori Training Center of St. Louis
    3854 Washington Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Opened: 07/06/2016
  • Additional Location
    Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies
    445 West 5th Place
    Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Additional Location
    Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies (SIMS)
    245 West 2nd Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Opened: 04/29/2019
  • Additional Location
    Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies
    207 North Mesa Drive
    Mesa, AZ 85201
    Opened: 11/18/2019
  • Additional Location
    The Montessori Institute
    700 Knox Court
    Denver, CO 80204
  • Additional Location
    The Montessori Institute of Milwaukee
    621 South 4th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    Opened: 09/06/2016
  • Additional Location
    Thomas S. Wootton High School
    2100 Wootton Parkway
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Opened: 06/29/2015
  • Additional Location
    Timonium
    2034 Greenspring Drive
    Timonium, MD 21093
  • Additional Location
    Transamerica Building
    100 Light Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Additional Location
    Washington Montessori Institute
    18501 Mink Hollow Road
    Ashton, MD 20861
    Opened: 09/14/2020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Calvert Hall College High School
    8102 Lasalle Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21286
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carver Center Professional Development
    2671 Carver Road
    Gambrills, MD 21054
  • Other Instructional Site
    Legg Mason Tower
    100 International Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Other Instructional Site
    Loyola Blakefield High School
    500 Chestnut Ave
    Towson, MD 21204
  • Other Instructional Site
    Montessori Institute of Milwaukee
    614 S 4th St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • Other Instructional Site
    Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School
    507 W. Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Loyola Clinical Centers
    5911 York Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21212
  • Other Instructional Site
    Towson University
    8000 York Road
    Baltimore, MD 21252
  • Other Instructional Site
    Transamerica Building
    100 Light Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

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