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IPEDS ID: 454689
OPE ID: 04100400
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Taft University System
All programs offered completely via Distance education
3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite D-228, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
General information:  (303) 867-1155
Website:  www.taftu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  665 (3 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionswww.taftu.edu
Apply Onlinewww.taftu.edu
Financial Aidwww.taftu.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.taftu.edu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.taftu.edu
Disability Serviceswww.taftu.edu
Mission Statement
  The mission and purpose of Taft Law School, a private independent school of law, is to offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs in law at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.
The School is committed to providing a quality legal education responsive to the needs of society, now and into the future. Valuing the rich variety of cultures, races, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds in the world today, the School seeks students from all regions of the United States, and English-speaking students from around the world.
It is an objective of the School to utilize advancing technologies in the delivery of its educational services.
The mission and purpose of William Howard Taft University, a private independent postsecondary institution, is to offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.
The University is committed to providing a quality education responsive to the needs of society, now and into the future. Valuing the rich variety of cultures, races, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds in the world today, the University seeks students from all regions of the United States, and English-speaking students from around the world.
It is an objective of the University to utilize advancing technologies in the delivery of its educational services and, when necessary, reject outdated educational standards if such standards are inconsistent with providing efficient and quality distance education programs.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
None
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty053
Instructional053
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$3,600
Fees$140
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$4,550
Fees$240
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid10$0
Pell grants0$0
Federal student loans0$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment665
Undergraduate enrollment3
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment662
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 67%
Female: 33%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 13%
25 and over: 88%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $75
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2010-11
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-22d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1d--
Taxation-13d-
Category total1d35d-
Education
Education, General-12d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--6d
Category total-12d6d
Legal Professions and Studies
Law--37d
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-0d-
Tax Law/Taxation-1d-
Category total-1d37d
Grand total14843
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,111
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Distance Education Accrediting CommissionAccredited since (06/07/2003)06/30/2023
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/192129.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate5.1%2.8%4.2%
Number in default1289
Number in repayment232276214
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)