Valparaiso University, a community of learning dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve in both church and society.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2023-2024 SESSIONS
VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY BULLETIN
Volume 98, May 16, 2023
Valparaiso University Information Operator: 219.464.5000
Published by The Lutheran University Association, Inc., Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493.
Location: Valparaiso, Indiana–Population 34,000
45 Miles Southeast of Chicago; 13 Miles South of Lake Michigan
Campus Size: 350 Acres, 60+ Buildings
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran
Major Academic Divisions (Approximate Enrollments, Fall 2021)
- College of Arts and Sciences-1170
- College of Engineering-420
- College of Nursing and Health Professions-600
- College of Business-330
- Christ College (Honors)-300
- Graduate Studies-420
The General Catalog of Valparaiso University is designed to describe the programs of the University and to give that information needed to guide students in the successful achievement of their academic goals. Nevertheless, the material is for information only and does not make a contract between the student and the University. Students themselves are ultimately responsible for completion of the requirements for their degrees as well as for the value they receive from University programs.
The relationship between the University and its students is not custodial in nature. There is no special relationship with the University created by a student’s enrollment. The University does not assume any duty toward any student that is not otherwise required by operation of law or by the terms of this catalog.
In years when the GENERAL CATALOG is not published, an announcement bulletin gives information on important changes in courses, calendar, staff, program, and policies. The University reserves the right to discontinue an academic program if it is deemed no longer central to the University’s mission.
A separate catalog is issued for graduate students which should be consulted for details about the related programs.
Graduation Rate of Entering Freshmen
The graduation rate for students entering Valparaiso University as first-time freshmen during the 2015-2016 academic year was 74.4%. This graduation rate represents the percentage of students entering Valparaiso University as first-time (i.e., new) full-time degreeseeking freshmen during the 2015 Summer and Fall semesters who subsequently were awarded baccalaureate degrees by Valparaiso University within six calendar years (i.e., through August 2021).
Statement on Equality of Opportunity
Please refer to the University’s “Nondiscrimination and Equality of Opportunity Policy” and its “Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy,” which are available in the STUDENT HANDBOOK and on the General Counsel website.
The Higher Learning Commission (All Programs)
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604-1411; Tel: 800.621.7440; hlcommission.org
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036; Tel: 202.223.0077; caepnet.org
Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Government Center North, 9th Floor, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46204; Tel: 317.232.6610; in.gov/doe
National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA, 20190; Tel: 703.437.0700; nasm.arts-accredit.org
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350, Alexandria, VA, 22314; Tel: 703.535.5990; cacrep.org
Council on Social Work Education
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314; Tel: 703.683.8080; cswe.org
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL, 33602; Tel: 813.769.6500; aacsb.edu
415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201; Tel: 410.347.7700; abet.org
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)]
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001; Tel: 202.887.6791; aacnnursing.org/CCNE
Indiana State Board of Nursing [Bachelor of Science in Nursing]
Indiana Government Center South, Room W072, 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204; Tel: 317.232.2960; www.in.gov/pla/professions/nursing-home/nursing-board
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. [Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)]
3325 Paddocks Parkway, Suite 345, Suwanee, GA, 30024; Tel: 770.476.1224; firstname.lastname@example.org; arc-pa.org
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education [Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)]
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929; Tel: 301.652.6611; aota.org
Approvals and Affiliations
American Chemical Society
American Council on Education
American Music Therapy Association
American Schools of Oriental Research
American Society for Engineering Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of Governing Boards
Center for Research Libraries
Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Lutheran Education Association
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The Council of Independent Colleges