STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 895-2000; Fax: (215) 895-1714
|Chief Executive Officer:||Mr. John A. Fry, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||16896 Undergraduate; 9463 Graduate|
|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: National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB); Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); American Council for Constuction Education (ACCE); American Chemical Society (ACA); Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE); American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA); American Music Therapy Association (AMTA); American Art Therapy Association (AATA); American Dietetic Association (ADA); Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA); Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education; Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET; Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET; American Library Association (ALA); National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); Pennsylvania Department of Education|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: Burlington County College - Mount Laurel Campus, Mt. Laurel, NJ; Center City Hahnemann Campus, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware County Community College (DCCC) - Main Campus, Media, PA; Drexel University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA; Malvern, Malvern, PA; Montgomery County Community College - Main Campus, Blue Bell, PA; Montgomery County Community College - West Campus, Pottstown, PA; 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|
|Status: Member since 1927|
|Last Reaffirmed: June 28, 2012|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|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.|
|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.|
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.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021 - 2022
Next Periodic Review Report: 2017
Date Printed: February 10, 2016
Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent
of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: 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.
Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. 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.
Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.
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.