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Institutional Effectiveness

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Strategic planning is essential in order for Earlham College to align with and fulfill its stated mission. Planning is monitored through ongoing assessment processes at all levels of the College.



Evaluation of policies, practices and the assessment of student learning outcomes are essential components for progress and improvement. These processes and the resulting decisions are guided by evidence and documented via standardized methods.



Earlham College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago Illinois. The HLC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness supports planning, decision-making, assessment and accreditation activities in order to align and fulfill the College's stated mission.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.