Education Accreditation


Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for initial programs through Fall 2025. An interim advanced review for advanced programs will be completed by Fall 2021. BW’s licensure programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

CAEP Accreditation Review Cycle (BW)

Flowchart: CAEP Accreditation Review Cycle

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP has eight reporting measures which are used to provide information on program outcomes and impact. These measures are shared publicly and updated annually.

Program Impact Measures

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development

Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness

Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

ODHE Employer Survey Results (2016-2018)

Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers

Initial Programs:
Ohio Resident Educators’ Reflections on their Educator Preparation Program (2017, 2018, 2019)

Advanced Programs:
Principal Intern Survey Results (2017, 2018, 2019)

Program Outcome Measures

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

Initial licensure candidates enter a cohort by faculty recommendation after completing the entry courses and completion of student teaching.

Entered 2012-13Entered 2013-14Entered 2014-15Overall
Completed Licensure Program81%88%79%82.5%
Number of Candidates1339889320

Additional cohort data will be updated when available. 

Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing and any additional state requirements

BW Licensure Exam Pass Rates

YearNumber of Students Taking TestsNumber of Students Passing TestsPass Rate (%)

Source: Title II Report (2018-19)

BW Principal Licensure Exam Pass Rates

YearNumber of Students Taking TestsNumber of Students Passing TestsPass Rate (%)

Source: Pearson

Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

BW Alumni Success

Additional completer employment data will be updated when available.

Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information

School Default Rates (BW)

Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate4.9%5%3.9%
Number in default505042
Number in repayment1,0149961,076
Enrollment figures4,7854,7844,941
Percentage calculation21.120.821.7

Source: Federal Student Aid (OPE-ID: 003014)

BW Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fee Schedule (2019-20)
Tuition & Fee Schedule (2020-21)

Educator Preparation Performance Reports (2017, 2018, 2019)
Source: Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)