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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/04/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Brother James Gaffney, President
Name change notes: Lewis College to Lewis University
HLC Institution ID: 1114
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 06/22/1962 - 03/25/1963
Accreditation Date(s): 03/26/1963

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2011 - 2012

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2018 - 2019

Last Date of Information Change: 12/09/2013

Control: Private NFP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Specialist, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 3,816   936
Graduate: 387   1,550
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   0  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 3   10
Bachelors Degrees 78   1,051
Masters Degrees 26   566
Specialist Degrees 3   0
Doctoral Degrees 2   5
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 4   2

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 05/11/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   MacNeal Hospital - Berwyn , IL; De La Salle Institute - Chicago, IL; Chicago Police Academy - Chicago, IL; FHN Memorial Hospital - Freeport, IL; College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL; Advocate South Suburban Hospital - Hazel Crest, IL; Hickory Hills - Hickory Hills, IL; Presence St. Joseph Medical Center - Joliet, IL; Westlake Hospital - Melrose Park, IL; Oak Brook - Oak Brook, IL; Advocate Christ Medical Center - Oak Lawn, IL; West Suburban Hospital - Oak Park, IL; Illinois Valley Community College - Oglesby, IL; Tinley Park - Tinley Park, IL;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   LUA - Executive Office - Albuquerque, NM; Kirtland Air Force Base - Kirtland AFB, NM;
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.