Taylor University

236 W Reade Ave, Upland, IN 46989-1001

School Details

Prior to the Civil War, Methodist leaders established Taylor University in 1846 in order to provide an educational facility for women. Within two years, Taylor had already emerged as a co-educational institution. As the University grew, it initiated a correspondence course through the postal service in 1938. Since then, Taylor’s distance learning program continues to evolve, updating with technology. Today, Taylor University Online continues to operate as a branch of the Christian, private not-for-profit Taylor University located in Upland, Indiana. Students have various options for an online education, including a Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degrees, a Transition to Teaching program, Certificates, and the choice to enroll in single courses.

Taylor University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The online branch of Taylor also shares affiliations with the Association of Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries and the Indiana College Network.

Taylor University Online allows students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree online. Students pursuing this 120-credit hour Bachelor’s degree can opt to complete 15-week semester courses or 4-month terms and up to 60 credits may be transferred from another institution. Students accessing federal financial aid must complete the semester option to retain benefits, due to federal regulation requirements. Major courses are delivered in a collaborative setting, complete with student engagement via discussion boards. Other courses are offered as independent study adding convenience and individualized 1:1 student-faculty ratio.

Taylor University also gives students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree online. Students can choose from the following:

  •     Biblical Studies
  •     Human Services
  •     Justice Administration, with Ministry or Public Policy Concentration
  •     Liberal Arts, with Business, Christian Ministries, Discipleship, History, Professional Writing, and Social Science Concentrations
Unlike the Bachelor degree with a mix of collaborative and independent courses, all of the courses for the Associate’s degrees are taught through independent one-on-one formats where students work directly with faculty. Most students attend part-time completing 2 or 3 classes per session. Again, students can opt for 4 month terms or 15-week sessions, dependent upon financial aid.

Tuition for the Associate and Bachelor degree programs at Taylor is $350 per credit hour, not including textbooks or the $40 application fee.

Taylor supports multiple financial aid and scholarship programs for students enrolled in degree programs. The University sponsors a Merit-Based Scholarship, ranging from $250 to $500 based on the number of credit hours, for all students beginning their second term that meet the following requirements:
  •     Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours the previous semester
  •     Earned a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA
  •     Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours the following term
Students may also be eligible for a Church Matching Grant and Taylor University acknowledges earned credit through CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) and prior learning assessment based on eligible documented experience. Additionally, Taylor recognizes the Federal Stafford Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, as well as the Federal Pell Grant.

Taylor University also supports military personnel and their educational endeavors with reduced tuition of $250 per credit hour. The University participates in:
  •     Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
  •     Veterans Educational Assistance Benefit
  •     Survivors & Dependents Assistance
  •     Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
Students may contact the VA certifying official at Taylor for questions and assistance processing applications and benefits.

Taylor University Online also offers a graduate program - Transition to Teaching. Individuals that already have a Bachelor’s degree may pursue an Indiana teaching license. The 18-credit hour secondary license program requires that students concentrate on the “same content area as the student’s undergraduate degree.” The elementary licensure program requires completion of 24-credit hours. The teaching program is formatted similar to the Associate and Bachelor degree programs with optional 15-week semesters or 4-month terms. Students must meet all requirements prior to entry, including the submission of official transcripts, application and fee, a criminal background check, and qualifying Praxis I and II scores. Tuition for the Transition to Teaching program is $450 per credit hour in addition to textbooks and an application fee.

Seven different Certificate programs, ranging from 18-credit to 24 credit hours, may also be completed through independent studies at Taylor University. Tuition is $350 per credit hour and topics range from:
  •     Biblical & Cultural Leadership
  •     Biblical Studies
  •     Christian Worker
  •     Justice & Ministry
  •     Leadership Development
  •     Missions Studies
  •     Professional Writing
Taylor University offers 130 plus, self-paced courses in the fields of:
  •     Biblical Studies
  •     Business
  •     Communication
  •     Computer Science
  •     Criminal Justice
  •     Education
  •     English
  •     Fine Arts
  •     General Studies
  •     History
  •     Mathematics
  •     Ministry
  •     Philosophy
  •     Professional Writing
  •     Psychology
  •     Religion
  •     Science
  •     Social Work
  •     Sociology
Students do not need to be enrolled in a degree program to participate in these courses. These courses are ideal for high school students desiring dual enrollment credits. Classes are taught online via Blackboard, with the exception of Greek, Hebrew, music theory, and professional writing classes which continue to be taught via correspondence. Students register by term, Fall, Spring, and Summer, and have six months in order to complete a class. Tuition is $350 per credit hour and high school students pay a discounted price of $200 per credit hour (textbook fees not included). Taylor partners with other institutions to offer consortium agreements - agreements that “originate in the financial aid office of your home institution and are an agreement that your tuition for a TU Online course will be paid by your home institution.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
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  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan



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