STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: (412) 396-6000; Fax: (412) 396-5779
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||5995 Undergraduate; 3653 Graduate|
|Affiliation:||Religious- Roman Catholic Church|
|Carnegie Classification:||Research - High Research Activity|
|Approved Degree Levels:||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: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ; American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar ; 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 ; Commission on English Language Program Accreditation ; National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education|
|Other Accreditors: American Academy of Forensic Sciences; American Chemical Society Certification; AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; Association for Educational Communications and Technology; Council for Exceptional Children; Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; International Reading Association; National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Association of School Psychologists; National Council of Teachers of English; Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant; Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions; Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; American Music Therapy Association; Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy; International Coach Federation; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Pennsylvania Department of Education|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: 171st Refueling Wing, Coraopolis, PA; Coal Center, Intermediate Unit #1, Coal Center, PA; Dominican Institute, 10 Educational Zone, Nigeria; Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA; Neshannock Township School District, New Castle, PA; New Castle School District Boardroom, New Castle, PA (ANYA); Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry, PA; Spiritan International School of Theology, Enugu Diocese/State, Nigeria; Spiritan University College, Ejisu, Ashanti Region, Ghana; Tangaza College, P.O. Box 15055-00509, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Other Instructional Sites: None|
|Status: Member since 1935|
|Last Reaffirmed: November 21, 2013|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|August 31, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed the following additional locations: (1) The Chancery in Wheeling, 1300 Byron Street, Wheeling, WV 26003; (2) St. Frances de Sales Parish, One Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508; (3) Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Road, Charleston, WV 25314; (4) Priest Field Pastoral Center, 4030 Middleway Pike, Kearneysville, WV 25430; (5) St. Margaret Mary Parish, 2500 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101; and (6) Paul VI Pastoral Center, 667 Stone and Shannon Roads, Wheeling, WV 26003; (7) Educational Center of the United States Army Reserve 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (316 ESC) Headquarters, 99 Soldier's Lane, Coraopolis, PA 15108; and (8) St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690. To remove these additional locations from the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|November 21, 2013:||To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.|
|March 2, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location and the contractual agreement, leading to the Master of Arts in Theology degree, with Spiritan University College, P.O. Box 111, Ejisu, Ashanti Region, Ghana 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.|
|June 29, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at New Castle School District Boardroom, 420 Fern Street, New Castle, PA 16101 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. 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 approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Neshannock Township School District, 3834 Mitchell Road, New Castle, PA 16105 as an additional location and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2017 - 2018
Next Periodic Review Report: 2023
Date Printed: February 4, 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.