Friends University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, telephone 1-312-263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. Friends University has been accredited from 1915-27; 1928-39; and 1951-present. In 2005, Friends University was accepted into the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a voluntary alternative process for maintaining accreditation by infusing the principles, practices and benefits of continual improvement into the University’s culture. The Friends University AQIP Systems portfolio can be viewed online here, or visit the Friends University AQIP page here.
Friends University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.
Additionally, several of Friends University’s programs are accredited by specific accrediting bodies:
- Friends University’s Carnegie classification is Master’s L.
- The Friends University Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, (703-437-0700). The requirements for entrance and for graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music.
- The Teacher Education program at Friends University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes the undergraduate and graduate levels of professional education programs offered at the institution. In addition, the education programs at Friends University are approved by the Kansas State Department of Education, 120 S.E. 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612, (785-296-4073).
- The Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 112 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314, (703-838-9808), email@example.com. View COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria
Nondiscriminatory/Equal Opportunity Policy
Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000.