STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: (410) 617-2000; Fax: (410) 617-5413
www.loyola.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J., President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 4068 Undergraduate; 1982 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: Religious- Roman Catholic Church
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Approved (Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emerging Media)
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: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET; Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD; Center of Applied Technology North, Severn, MD; Columbia, Columbia, MD; Greenville Montessori Institute (GMI) Training Center, Greenville, SC  (ANYA); Hershey Montessori Training Institute (HMTI), Cleveland, OH; Houston Montessori Institute, Bellaire, TX; Howard High School, Ellicott City, MD; International Montessori Training Institute, Atlanta, GA; Montessori Institute of Atlanta, Duluth, GA; Montessori Institute of San Diego, La Jolla, CA; Montessori Northwest, Portland, OR; Montessori Northwest, San Francisco, CA; Montessori Training Center of St. Louis, Chesterfield, MO; Southwest Institute for Montessori Studies, Phoenix, AZ; The Montessori Institute, Denver, CO; The Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD; Timonium, Timonium, MD
Other Instructional Sites: Annapolis Middle School, Annapolis, MD; Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Service Center, Bethesda, MD; Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore, MD; Franklin Middle School, Reisterstown, MD; Greenville Montessori Institute, Greenville, SC; Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum, MD; Little Falls Library, Bethesda, MD; Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Montessori Training Center of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; The Loyola Clinical Centers, Baltimore, MD; Towson University, Baltimore, MD
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1931
Last Reaffirmed: June 23, 2011

Most Recent Commission Action:
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.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 15, 2012: To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020 - 2021

Next Periodic Review Report: 2016

Date Printed: May 25, 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.