STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

STRAYER UNIVERSITY
1133 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 419-0400; Fax: (202) 419-1423
www.strayer.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Michael Plater, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 35142 Undergraduate; 16585 Graduate
Control: Private (For Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Degrees Offered: Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: n/a
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: Augusta, Augusta, GA; Baymeadows Campus, Jacksonville, FL; Birmingham Campus, Birmingham, AL; Bloomington Campus, Bloomington, MN; Cedar Hill Campus, Cedar Hill, TX; Charleston Campus, North Charleston, SC; Cherry Hill Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ; Christiana Campus, Newark, DE; Columbia Campus, Columbia, SC; Columbus Campus, Columbus, GA; Coral Springs, Coral Springs, FL; Dallas Campus, Irving, TX; Douglasville Campus, Douglasville, GA; Fort Lauderdale Campus, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Greensboro Campus, Greensboro, NC; Houston Katy Campus, Houston, TX; Houston Northwest Houston Campus, Houston, TX; Huntersville Campus, Huntersville, NC; Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Indianapolis Campus - North River Rd., Indianapolis, IN; Jackson Campus, Jackson, MS; Knoxville Campus, Knoxville, TN; Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, NJ; Little Rock Campus, Little Rock, AR; Lower Bucks County Campus, Trevose, PA; Maitland Site, Maitland, FL; Metairie Campus, Metairie, LA; Miami Brickell Campus, Miami, FL; Miami Doral Campus, Miami, FL; Miramar, Miramar, FL; Morrow Campus, Morrow, GA; North Dallas Campus, Dallas, TX; Orlando Site, Orlando, FL; Palm Beach Garden Campus, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Philadelphia Campus, Philadelphia, PA; Piscataway, Piscataway, NJ; Plano Campus, Plano, TX; Roswell Campus, Roswell, GA; San Antonio, TX Campus, San Antonio, TX; Savannah Campus, Savannah, GA; Shelby Campus, Memphis, TN; South Raleigh Campus, Raleigh, NC; Stafford, TX Campus, Stafford, TX; Stonecrest/Lithonia Campus, Lithonia, GA; Strayer University Alexandria Campus, Alexandria, VA; Strayer University Allentown Campus, Center Valley, PA; Strayer University Anne Arundel Campus, Millersville, MD; Strayer University Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA; Strayer University Austin Campus, Austin, TX; Strayer University Cary/RTP Campus, Morrisville, NC; Strayer University Chamblee Campus, Atlanta, GA; Strayer University Chesapeake Campus, Chesapeake, VA; Strayer University Chesterfield Campus, Midlothian, VA; Strayer University Cobb Campus, Atlanta, GA; Strayer University Delaware County Campus, Springfield, PA; Strayer University Fredericksburg Campus, Fredericksburg, VA; Strayer University Greenville Campus, Greenville, SC; Strayer University Henrico Campus, Glen Allen, VA; Strayer University King of Prussia Campus, King of Prussia, PA; Strayer University Loudoun Campus, Ashburn, VA; Strayer University Manassas Campus, Manassas, VA; Strayer University Nashville Campus, Nashville, TN; Strayer University Newport News Campus, Newport News, VA; Strayer University North Charlotte Campus, Concord, NC; Strayer University Owings Mills Campus, Owings Mills, MD; Strayer University Prince George's Campus, Suitland, MD  (ANYA); Strayer University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Strayer University Rockville Campus, Rockville, MD; Strayer University Sand Lake Campus, Orlando, FL; Strayer University South Charlotte Campus, Charlotte, NC; Strayer University Takoma Park Campus, Washington, DC; Strayer University Thousand Oaks Campus, Memphis, TN; Strayer University Washington Campus, Washington, DC; Strayer University White Marsh Campus, Baltimore, MD; Strayer University Woodbridge Campus, Woodbridge, VA; Tampa East Campus, Tampa, FL; Tampa East Campus, Tampa, FL; Tampa Westshore Campus, Tampa, FL; Teays Valley Business Park, Scott Depot, WV; Verizon Communications, Basking Ridge, NJ; Verizon Wireless, Hilliard, OH; Verizon Wireless, Charlotte, NC; Verizon Wireless, Rancho Cordova, CA; Verizon Wireless, Atlanta, GA; Verizon Wireless, Alpharetta, GA; Verizon Wireless, West Valley City, UT; Verizon Wireless, Lincoln, NE; Verizon Wireless, Wilmington, NC; Verizon Wireless, Albuquerque, NM; Verizon Wireless, Mankato, MN; Verizon Wireless, Bangor, ME; Verizon Wireless, Chandler, AZ; Verizon Wireless, Irvine, CA; Verizon Wireless, Wallingford, CT; Verizon Wireless, Little Rock, AR; Verizon Wireless, Laurel, MD; Verizon Wireless, Tampa, FL; Verizon Wireless, Hanover, MD; Verizon Wireless, El Paso, TX; Verizon Wireless, Cranberry Township, PA; Verizon Wireless, North Charleston, SC; Verizon Wireless, Franklin, TN; Verizon Wireless, Greenville, SC; Verizon Wireless, Huntsville, AL; Verizon Wireless, Murfreesboro, TN; Verizon Wireless, Bellevue, WA, Bellevue, WA; Verizon Wireless, Columbia, South Carolina campus, Elgin, SC; Virginia Beach Campus, Virginia Beach, VA; Warrendale Campus, Warrendale, PA; Willingboro Campus, Willingboro, NJ
Other Instructional Sites: Army Education Center, Fort Benning, GA; Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, FL; Verizon Wireless, Elgin, IL; Verizon Wireless, Schaumberg, IL
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1981
Last Reaffirmed: November 15, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
February 25, 2014: To note that the institution has decided not to reclassify the instructional site at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 as an additional location and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 15, 2012: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and for progress to date. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting steps taken to strengthen the independence and autonomy of the university board and to ensure that the university board has the sufficient authority to select, determine compensation for, and evaluate the university chief executive officer (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
January 2, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the Verizon Wireless, Bellevue, WA additional location from 15900 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98008 to 3245 158th Avenue, SE, Bellevue, WA 98008. To include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at 5959 Corporate Dr., Suite 1600, Houston, TX 77036, to approve the teach out plan, and to remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting steps taken to strengthen the independence and autonomy of the university board and to ensure that the university board has the sufficient authority to select, determine compensation for, and evaluate the university chief executive officer (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
March 5, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to reclassify the instructional site at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 as an additional location and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
March 5, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to further include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the following additional location: the Tampa East Campus, 6302 E. Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 450, Tampa, FL 33619 to 5650 Breckenridge Park Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33610, pending receipt of State approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting steps taken to strengthen the independence and autonomy of the university board and to ensure that the university board has the sufficient authority to select, determine compensation for, and evaluate the university chief executive officer (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
April 29, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Verizon Wireless, 2000 Technology Drive, Mankato, MN 55001 and (2) Verizon Wireless, 6 Telcom Drive, Bangor, ME 04401 as additional locations, and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting steps taken to strengthen the independence and autonomy of the university board and to ensure that the university board has the sufficient authority to select, determine compensation for, and evaluate the university chief executive officer (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
May 10, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Florida Commission for Independence Education and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Tampa East Campus, 5650 Breckenridge Park Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33610 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
July 1, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the Prince Georges Campus additional location from 4710 Auth Place, 1st Floor, Suitland, MD 20746 to 5110 Auth Way, Suitland, MD 20746-4207 and to include the new location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting steps taken to strengthen the independence and autonomy of the university board and to ensure that the university board has the sufficient authority to select, determine compensation for, and evaluate the university chief executive officer (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
September 3, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional locations at (1) AT&T, 3033 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton, Virginia 22185; (2) GSA-Federal Supply Services (FSS), 2200 Crystal Drive, Crystal Plaza #4, Arlington, VA 22202; (3) GSA-National Capital Region, 300 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024; (4) HSBC, North America, 1421 Kristina Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320; (5) U.S. Coast Guard Engineering Logistics, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226; (6) U.S. Coast Guard, Training Center Yorktown, End of Route 238, Yorktown, VA 23690; and (7) Strayer Online Distance Learning Center, 8550 Cinderbed Road, Suite 1500, Lorton, VA 22122. To remove these additional locations from the institution's accreditation. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Verizon Wireless Call Center, 474 Boardman Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH 44512 and to approve the teach out plan. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due October 1, 2013, documenting steps taken to strengthen the independence and autonomy of the university board and to ensure that the university board has the sufficient authority to select, determine compensation for, and evaluate the university chief executive officer (Standard 4). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to reclassify the instructional sites at (1) Verizon Wireless, 10100 Sardis Crossing Drive, Charlotte, NC 28270 and (2) Verizon Communications, 1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
October 28, 2013: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the relocation of the additional location from Verizon Wireless, 5175 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017 to Verizon Wireless, 5000 Britton Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the progress report, due October 1, 2013 has been received and will be acted on by the Commission at its November meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
November 21, 2013: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for expansion to new locations.
January 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: (1) Aurora Campus, 2245 Sequoia Drive, Suite 301A, Aurora, IL 60506; (2) Chicago Campus, 100 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 103, Chicago, IL 60606; (3) Downers Grove Campus, 1431 Opus Place, Suite 300, Downers Grove, IL 60515; (4) Schaumburg Campus, 1101 Perimeter Drive, Suite 300, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (5) North Indianapolis Campus, 9025 N. River Road, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46240; (6) Florence Campus, 7300 Turfway Road, Suite 250, Florence, KY 41042; (7) Lexington Campus, 220 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 550, Lexington, KY 40503; (8) Louisville Campus, 2650 Eastpoint Parkway, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40223; (9) Bloomington Campus, 1600 West 82nd Street, Suite 100, Bloomington, MN 55431; (10) Minneapolis Campus, 6465 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 200, St. Louis Park, MN 55426; (11) Kansas City Campus, 10450 Holmes Road, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64131; (12) St. Louis – Brentwood Campus, 1600 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 300, Brentwood, MO 63144; (13) Akron Campus, 51 Park West Blvd., Akron, OH 44320; (14) Cincinnati Campus, 2135 Dana Avenue, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45207; (15) Columbus Campus, 8425 Pulsar Place, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43240; (16) Fairborn Campus, 2600 Paramount Place, Suite 300, Fairborn, OH 45324; (17) Fairview Park Campus, 22730 Fairview Center Drive, Suite 150, Fairview Park, OH 44126; (18) Mason Campus, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 700, Mason, OH 45040; (19) Sandy Campus, 9815 South Monroe Street, Suite 200, Sandy, UT 84070; (20) Milwaukee Campus, 9000 West Chester Street, Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI 53214; and (21) Penn Center West Campus, One Penn Center West, Pittsburgh, PA 15276. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of the additional locations. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2014, documenting further steps taken to support the students affected by the closures in their transition to other campuses, other institutions, or online courses, as appropriate (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017. The Commission requests that Strayer University continue to provide regular updates regarding its plans for opening and closing additional locations.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017

Next Periodic Review Report: 2022

Date Printed: April 18, 2014

DEFINITIONS

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."

EXPLANATION OF COMMISSION ACTIONS

An institution's accreditation continues unless it is explicitly suspended or removed. In addition to reviewing the institution's accreditation status at least every 5 years, actions are taken for substantive changes (such as a new degree or geographic site, or a change of ownership) or when other events occur that require review for continued compliance. Any type of report or visit required by the Commission is reviewed and voted on by the Commission after it is completed.

In increasing order of seriousness, a report by an institution to the Commission may be accepted, acknowledged, or rejected.

Levels of Actions:

Grant or Re-Affirm Accreditation without follow-up

Defer a decision on initial accreditation: The institution shows promise but the evaluation team has identified issues of concern and recommends that the institution be given a specified time period to address those concerns.

Postpone a decision on (reaffirmation of) accreditation: The Commission has determined that there is insufficient information to substantiate institutional compliance with one or more standards.

Continue accreditation: A delay of up to one year may be granted to ensure a current and accurate representation of the institution or in the event of circumstances beyond the institution’s control (natural disaster, U.S. State Department travel warnings, etc.)

Recommendations to be addressed in the next Periodic Review Report: Suggestions for improvement are given, but no follow-up is needed for compliance.

Supplemental Information Report: This is required when a decision is postponed and are intended only to allow the institution to provide further information, not to give the institution time to formulate plans or initiate remedial action.

Progress report: The Commission needs assurance that the institution is carrying out activities that were planned or were being implemented at the time of a report or on-site visit.

Monitoring report: There is a potential for the institution to become non-compliant with MSCHE standards; issues are more complex or more numerous; or issues require a substantive, detailed report. A visit may or may not be required.

Warning: The Commission acts to Warn an institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy when the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and a follow-up report, called a monitoring report, is required to demonstrate that the institution has made appropriate improvements to bring itself into compliance. Warning indicates that the Commission believes that, although the institution is out of compliance, the institution has the capacity to make appropriate improvements within a reasonable period of time and the institution has the capacity to sustain itself in the long term.

Probation: The Commission places an institution on Probation when, in the Commission’s judgment, the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and that the non-compliance is sufficiently serious, extensive, or acute that it raises concern about one or more of the following:

  1. the adequacy of the education provided by the institution;
  2. the institution’s capacity to make appropriate improvements in a timely fashion; or
  3. the institution’s capacity to sustain itself in the long term.

Probation is often, but need not always be, preceded by an action of Warning or Postponement. If the Commission had previously postponed a decision or placed the institution on Warning, the Commission may place the institution on Probation if it determines that the institution has failed to address satisfactorily the Commission’s concerns in the prior action of postponement or warning regarding compliance with Commission standards. This action is accompanied by a request for a monitoring report, and a special visit follows. Probation may, but need not always, precede an action of Show Cause.

Suspend accreditation: Accreditation has been Continued for one year and an appropriate evaluation is not possible. This is a procedural action that would result in Removal of Accreditation if accreditation cannot be reaffirmed within the period of suspension.

Show cause why the institution's accreditation should not be removed: The institution is required to present its case for accreditation by means of a substantive report and/or an on-site evaluation. A "Public Disclosure Statement" is issued by the Commission.

Remove accreditation. If the institution appeals this action, its accreditation remains in effect until the appeal is completed.

Other actions are described in the Commission policy, "Range of Commission Actions on Accreditation."