Jul 24, 2024  
2019-2021 Academic Catalog 
2019-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Dillard University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Dillard University. 

The following business programs at Dillard University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing Concentration


The Dillard University Nursing Program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting commission to offer the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. The Public Health, Health Systems Management Program is accredited by The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The University is also approved for training under the provisions of Public Laws 346, 16 and 550 by the Veterans Administration.

Dillard is also a member of the American Association of American Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program, The College Board, the Faculty Resource Network, the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), The Collaboration for the Advancement of Colleges and Learning, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Louisiana Council of Administrators of Nursing Educators (LACANE), Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), National League of Nursing (NLN), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the National Association of Institutional Review Board Managers. It is listed by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Council for Higher Education, United Church of Christ. Accreditation material is available through the Office of the President.


Dillard University is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution. As specified by Dillard University’s Articles of Incorporation, the Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for the university’s policies. The organization of the University is structured so that the policies set by the Board of Trustees may be implemented under the leadership of the president. Policies that are of an academic nature originate with the administration and faculty and are reviewed, evaluated and approved by the Board.

The President reports directly to the Board. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and administers all units of the University in a manner consistent with its mission, purpose and bylaws. The trustees, president, faculty and staff pledge that Dillard University will continue to serve as a pillar of higher education by developing graduates who are broadly educated, culturally aware, concerned with improving the human condition and able to meet the competitive demands of a globally and technologically advanced society.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Dillard University assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities of the University. The University is committed to the policy of compliance with federal laws and regulations concerning non-discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or veteran’s status.

Student Disability Policy

Dillard University is committed to following the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other applicable federal and/or state laws, rules and regulations. The University is committed to providing accommodations for eligible individuals with documented disabilities as defined by federal and state laws in the most timely and effective manner, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The University’s intent is to ensure that every applicant for enrollment, student, faculty member, staff member and employee who makes a request for accommodations is promptly and properly advised of the accommodation process.

All requests for accommodations must be submitted to the Office of Disability Services. Requests for accommodations must be in writing on the appropriate form(s) and with the appropriate supporting documentation for consideration and/or review; documentation must be dated within three years of request. The review of the request may, at the discretion of the University, include an evaluation and determination of the scope of the disability and, if appropriate, request for additional medical documentation, examinations and/or opinions in accordance with applicable law and regulations. In order to request program services, please feel free to contact the Office of Disability Services, Dent Hall 110, 504-816-4714.

About this Catalog

This catalog sets forth the policies, the academic programs and the regulations of Dillard University. Students must adhere to the provisions set forth in the catalog; however, the catalog is not to be construed as a contract. The academic calendar can be found on the university’s website. The University may in its discretion, without actual notice to individual students, change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to, academic requirements for graduation. The University will make every effort to inform students of any changes and post such changes on the university’s website.

In regard to graduation and university policies and procedures, every student is responsible for his/her academic program, including the program listed in the catalog and in any supplemental bulletins. Individual students should become familiar with the Dillard University Catalog, The Dillard University Student Handbook, policies and procedures governing financial aid and other information pertinent to student matters.

The Dillard University Catalog is published every two years. Copies may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs or the Office of Records and Registration. Both of these offices can be contacted at: 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122. Telephone: (504) 283-8822, (800) 240-3838, Web Site: www.dillard.edu.

Dillard University is a liberal arts institution which emphasizes heritage and excellence. The University is an independent, coeducational, and United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church-related comprehensive institution.