STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-4200; Fax: (412) 624-7539
www.pitt.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 25209 Undergraduate; 9541 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2015 Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity
Approved Credential Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Associate's, Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Post-Master's Award/Cert/Diploma, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) , Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), Council on Education for Public Health , Council on Social Work Education , Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) American Medical Association, National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA; Beaver Valley Inter. Unit (Sch. of Educ), Aliquippa, PA; Butler County Community College, Butler, PA; Dick's Sporting Good, Pittsburgh, PA; EMBA Worldwide Sao Paulo, Brazil, Avenida das Nações Unidas 12.551, Brazil; Intermediate Unit I (Sch. of Educ.), Coal Center, PA; St. Mary's (Univ of Pgh - Bradford), St. Mary's, PA; U-P at Bradford (c/o Sch of Soc Wk), Bradford, PA; U-P at Johnstown, (c/o Sch of Soc Wk), Johnstown, PA; U-P at Titusville, c/o U-P at Bradford, Titusville, PA; University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA; University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA; University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA; University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, Titusville, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Bakery Square, Pittsburgh, PA; Bellefield Professional Building, Pittsburgh, PA; Bridgeside Point I, Pittsburgh, PA; Bridgestone Point II, Pittsburgh, PA; Butler County Community College, Butler, PA; Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC; Eye & Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; K-Z Guest Ranch, Cody, WY; Kaufmann Building, Pittsburgh, PA; Longhorn Lodge, River Rock, WY; Magee Women's Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA; Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Parkvale Building, Pittsburgh, PA; Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, Linesville, PA; Regional Learning Alliance Conference Center, Cranberry, PA; University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center (UPARC), Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pittsburgh-Washington DC Office, Washington, DC
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1921
Last Reaffirmed: November 16, 2017

Most Recent Commission Action:
November 16, 2017: To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 28, 2012: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
March 15, 2016: Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due April 10, 2016, addressing the impact of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget impasse on the institution's compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation and accreditation standards, specifically Standard 3 (Institutional Resources).
June 23, 2016: To accept the supplemental information report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
October 31, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at International Executive MBA Program, Rohanské Nábøeží 671/15a, Prague, Czech Republic. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location.
October 31, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Katz Graduate School of Business, Rua Umberto Capoti, 65- ChacaraSto Antonio, Sao Paulo, Brazil to EMBA Worldwide Sao Paulo, Brazil, Avenida das Nações Unidas 12.551, 4° andar – salas 1 e, Sao Paulo, Brazil 04578-903 and to include the new location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
October 30, 2017: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change requests.  To include the additional location at Dick's Sporting Good, 345 Court Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15108 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022

Date Printed: June 20, 2018

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.