Maryville University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Maryville University is a private, nonprofit university that proudly holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The HLC is an institutional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in the United States. For more than a century, the HLC has supported its mission to “Advance the common good through quality assurance of higher education as the leader in equitable, transformative and trusted accreditation in the service of students and member institutions.”

Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941, and this status was most recently reaffirmed in 2015. Maryville is preparing for its next reaffirmation of accreditation, which occurs in 2024-2025.
 

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800.621.7440 ● 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462
info@hlcommission.org

 

Programmatic Accreditation

Several academic programs at Maryville University are accredited or approved by discipline-specific accrediting bodies. These agencies ensure programs meet rigorous standards based upon criteria relevant to that profession.

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Design and Visual Art

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190; phone 703-437-0700
https://nasad.arts-accredit.org/

Interior Design

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree granted by Maryville University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.

 

John E. Simon School of Business

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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213; phone 913-339-9356
https://acbsp.org/

 

School of Education

Maryville University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The School of Education at Maryville University is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated Quality Assurance Review in the Fall of 2022.

Initial and Advanced Teacher Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School, as well as Initial (K-12 Principal) and Advanced (K-12 Superintendent) School Leader Certification programs at Maryville University are fully accredited by the State of Missouri through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This accreditation involves a regular process of alignment with state teacher education program standards and compliance with all aspects of appropriate Missouri state law and code.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of Missouri
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; phone 573-751-2569
https://dese.mo.gov/

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039; phone: 301-276-5106
https://aaqep.org/

 

The Catherine McCauley School of Nursing

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Maryville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
http://www.ccneaccreditation.org

Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard, P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656; phone 573-751-0080
https://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

 

Walker College of Health Professions

Music Therapy

The American Music Therapy Association
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: 301-589-3300
https://www.musictherapy.org/

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190; phone 703-437-0700
https://nasm.arts-accredit.org/

Occupational Therapy

The Maryville Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, (301) 652-2682
website: www.acoteonline.org. Graduation from an ACOTE accredited program is required to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification exam.

Physical Therapy

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The Physical Therapy Program at Maryville University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 314-529-9563 or email jheitzman@maryville.edu.

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program

The Master’s of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential, distance education} at Maryville University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Rehabilitation Counseling

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-535-5990
https://www.cacrep.org/

 

Memberships

Maryville is a member of the following organizations:

American Association for State and Local History
American Association of Colleges & Universities
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges & Universities
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Council on Education
American Music Therapy Association
Amigos Library Services
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Association of Governing Boards
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
The College Board
College and University Personnel Association
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Council of Independent Colleges
Educause
Gateway Occupational Therapy Education Council
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Higher Education Consortium of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Independent Colleges & Universities of Missouri
Metropolitan St. Louis Consortium for Educational Renewal
Midwest Association of Financial Aid Associate
Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators
Missouri Association of Financial Aid Professionals
Missouri Association for Blacks in Higher Education
Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Missouri Association of Colleges of Nursing
Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Missouri Bibliographic Information User System (MOBIUS)
Missouri Colleges Fund, Inc.
Missouri Education and Research Consortium (MERC)
Missouri Research and Education Network (MoreNet)
National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
National Association of College and University Attorneys
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Financial Aid Associates
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Council on Rehabilitation Education
National Network for Educational Renewal
National Student Clearinghouse
OCLC
Regional Chamber and Growth Association
Saint Louis Regional Library Network
Service Members Opportunity Colleges
Society for College and University Planning
World Affairs Council of St. Louis