William Howard Taft University is incorporated
in the State of Colorado and is in good standing as a fully authorized
postsecondary institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher
Education (CCHE). Authorization continues in perpetuity based
on the institution's accredited status with the DETC or other approved
institutional accrediting agency.
William Howard Taft University, through The
Taft University System, is institutionally accredited by
the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education
and Training Council (DETC). On June 7, 2008 the
Commission voted to extend its accreditation until 2013.
This action was taken after consideration of an extensive
self-study prepared by The Taft University System and the
report of a site visitation team that included representatives
of both regionally and nationally accredited schools. The
five-year extension is the maximum permissible under DETC
The Distance Education and Training Council (www.detc.org)
is a non-profit section 501(c) (6) educational association located
in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational
standards and ethical business practices within the correspondence
field. The independent nine-member Accrediting Commission of the
DETC was established in 1955. Shortly thereafter it gained the
approval of the U.S. Department of Education as a "nationally
recognized accrediting agency" under federal law.
The DETC is a voluntary, non-governmental, educational organization
that operates the nationally recognized accrediting association,
the DETC Accrediting Commission. The DETC Accrediting Commission
defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in distance
education institutions. The Commission is dedicated to fostering
quality assurance, protection of the rights of the students and
institutional self-improvement through voluntary accreditation
via peer evaluation. DETC accreditation aims to instill public
confidence in DETC institutions' missions, goals, performances,
and resources through rigorous application and peer-developed
With its 80-plus years of history and its highly refined and
federally recognized accreditation program, DETC offers distance
learning institutions the most current, relevant and practical
services for the 21st Century.
Distance Education and Training Council
1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20009
William Howard Taft University is an institutional member of
the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a non-profit
organization serving as the national advocate for voluntary accreditation
and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department
The Taft University System is an institutional member of the
American Council on
Membership in the American Council on Education is open to accredited,
degree-granting colleges and universities, and higher education
associations located within the United States.
ACE speaks as higher education's voice in matters of public policy
in Washington DC and throughout the nation.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
Taft University is a SOC Consortium member. Servicemembers
Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide
educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they
frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college
degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education
associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve
Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary
postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.
SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract
with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities
(AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity
for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).
Veterans Educational Assistance
Taft University degree programs are eligible for VA
assistance. Whether your intention is to translate your military
training and experience into a civilian job, or explore an entirely
new career path, William Howard Taft University offers a number
of program options delivered in a way that allows you to advance
your career goals. Veterans can discuss eligibility directly with
a VA education representative, using a toll free number 888-442-4551.
They will answer your questions and provide instructions on the
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions
The Taft University System is an institutional member of the American
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
(AACRAO). AACRAO is a non-profit, professional association of
higher education administrators. Its goal is to foster the professional
development of its individual members by providing guidelines
and voluntary standards for best practices in records management,
admissions, enrollment management, administrative information
technology, and student services. Institutional membership is
limited to nationally or regionally accredited colleges or universities.
Charter Management Association (CMA)
William Howard Taft University has partnered with Charter Management Association to be its exclusive representative in Hong Kong for selected programs in the Schools of Business and Education.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Grant Program
For a limited time, qualifying students can earn a Master
of Education degree for less than $4000.00 in tuition.
Verizon Wireless IT Asset Manager Awarded Full Scholarship
Verizon Wireless’ Luke Marples has been awarded a full scholarship
by the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM)
to complete his Masters of Science in IT Asset Management
(MSITAM) at William Howard Taft University.