STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

DREXEL UNIVERSITY
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 895-2000; Fax: (215) 895-1714
www.drexel.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. John A. Fry, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 16464 Undergraduate; 9131 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Research - High Research Activity
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, 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: American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar ; American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation ; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ; Commission on English Language Program Accreditation ; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ; Council on Education for Public Health ; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education ; National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Other Accreditors: Association to Advance collegiate Schools of Business, Association of American Law Schools, American Art Therapy Association, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, American Council for Construction Education, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, American Chemical Society, American Dance Therapy Association, American Library Association, American Music Therapy Association, American Psychological Association, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Council for the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy, Council for Interior Design Accreditation, Commission on Sport Management Accreditation, National Architectural Accrediting Board, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Burlington County College - Mount Laurel Campus, Mt. Laurel, NJ  (ANYC); Center City Hahnemann Campus, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware County Community College (DCCC) - Main Campus, Media, PA  (ANYC); Drexel University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA  (ANYC); Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA; Malvern, Malvern, PA; Montgomery County Community College - Main Campus, Blue Bell, PA  (ANYC); Montgomery County Community College - West Campus, Pottstown, PA  (ANYC); Queen Lane Medical Campus, Philadelphia, PA
Other Instructional Sites: American Infrastructure, Worcester, PA; Burlington County College - Willingboro Campus, Willingboro, NJ; Burlington County Community College Pemberton Campus (MAIN), Pemberton, NJ; Carpenter's Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Philadelphia, PA; Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA; DCCC Brandywine Campus, Downingtown, PA; DCCC Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA; DCCC Downingtown Campus, Downingtown, PA; DCCC Exton Center, Exton, PA; DCCC Pennocks Bridge Campus, West Grove, PA; DCCC Phoenixville Campus, Phoenixville, PA; DCCC Southeast Center, Sharon Hill, PA; DCCC Upper Darby Center, Upper Darby, PA; Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, PA; Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Philadelphia, PA; Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, East Norriton, PA; Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA; Lakehurst Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ; Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Norristown, PA; Oakwood Toluca Hills, Los Angeles, CA; PJM Interconnection, Norristown, PA; Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Philadelphia, PA; Steamfitters Training Center, Philadelphia, PA; The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1927
Last Reaffirmed: June 28, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
March 3, 2016: Staff action on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due March 28, 2016, addressing the recent voluntary withdrawal of accreditation of the associate degree radiography program from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

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.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Delaware County Community College- Main Campus, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063; (2) Burlington County College- Mount Holly Campus, 1 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060; and (3) Montgomery County Community College- Main Campus, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Montgomery County Community College- West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
October 28, 2014: To note that approval for the additional location at Burlington County College - Mount Holly Campus, 1 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 has lapsed and to remove the location from the institution's accreditation.
November 2, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: (1) Burlington County College (Rowan College at Burlington County), Mount Laurel Campus, 3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054; (2) Delaware County Community College - Main Campus, 901 Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063; (3) Montgomery County Community College - Main Campus, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422; and (4) Montgomery County Community - West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464. To approve the teach-out plans and to remove these additional locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of each additional location.
November 2, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Drexel University Sacramento, 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814. To approve the teach-out plan and to remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022

Next Periodic Review Report: 2017

Date Printed: May 5, 2016

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.